Snow, falling temps cause Tuesday accidents

By John Conley

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Heavy snow and falling temperatures led to multiple accidents on Tuesday afternoon, according to Wyoming County Emergency Services Director Dean Meadows.

“The worst we had was in the afternoon,” Meadows remarked. “When the snow started falling heavily, the temperature dropped rapidly and turned the roads to ice,” he commented. “We had nine wrecks in the afternoon. When people came up on those wrecks, they would come up too fast and then wreck themselves.”

The accidents mostly occurred between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., he reported.

Only one person, who declined transport to a hospital, was injured, Meadows indicated.

Snowfall totals were in the 4 to 6 inch range around the county, although some areas received less.

“There may have been more snow in places like Herndon Heights and Basin,” said Meadows.

Conditions are sunny and cold today, with highs not expected to get out of the teens.

John Conley can be reached at 304-7326060 or on Twitter @PIHnews.


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