Another Snow Storm Causes Numerous Accidents
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on February 04, 2013 @ 11:47PM
Created on February 04, 2013 @ 11:18PM
Monday evening brought plenty of heavy snow which was getting drivers hung up everywhere. The storm was causing roads to be very slick and not long after it started, a Marion County Sheriff's Deputy said 40 MPH on I-79 was too fast.
Workers with Doug's Towing said they were out non-stop since Monday morning and probably wouldn't see a break until late in the day Tuesday.
Reports of cars going into the median and getting sucked into the deep snow slowed down as Monday was coming to an end. Within a 20 minute span earlier in the day, there were three separate accidents on I-79 in Harrison County. One car flipped, trapping four people inside but no one was hurt. Another couple accidents sent a few people to United Hospital Center but we didn't hear of any serious injuries.
In Barbour County, a semi-truck lost control and ran into a guardrail near Cloud Road, but didn't take too long to get cleaned up. Over in Monongalia County, they had 14 accidents and 12 motorist assist calls to 911 in about four hours. One of those accidents caused a lot of headaches after a power pole on Van Voorhis Road was hit, knocking out power to traffic lights at three intersections. It was fixed within a couple hours.
As of 11:00 p.m. Monday night both I-79 and Route 50 were passable but still slick.
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