Ice Causes Walking and Driving Hazards
Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file][/caption]Early January 11, police and emergency dispatchers were delivering just one message to the Twin Tiers: “Stay off the roads!”
Numerous crashes were reported overnight due to a glaze of ice on roads and sidewalks, including the rollover of a 15 passenger van on Route 17 West in Deposit at around quarter after 11. Only minor injuries were reported.
Some offices were reporting their road crews were busy rescuing their own plow and salt trucks that had gotten stuck
New York State Electric and Gas reported a few hundred customers in the region without power. Those issued appeared to be all resolved by around 6 a.m.
Pedestrians were not having any better of a time with many falls reported in the region until the temperatures rose above freezing.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation shortly before midnight reduced the speed limits to 45 miles an hour on several highways, including Interstate 81 in Susquehanna County as crews continued to treat roads to keep them passable.