Clearfield and Jefferson Counties, PA – Dozens of crashes happened over the past few days, many of them on Friday and Saturday when snow started to make the roads slippery.
Although most of the crashes were not severe and had either no injuries or minor injuries, several of the drivers were cited for driving too fast for conditions.
In snowy or icy conditions, you’re encouraged to stay off of the roads as much as you can.
If you do have to drive somewhere, take it slow.
Give yourself plenty of room between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead of you.
Turn on your headlights.
Avoid distractions, especially your cell phone.
Always wear your seat belt.
Although PennDOT crews treat the roadways as quickly as they can, roads will never be entirely clear during a snow storm.
While PennDOT recommends not traveling during winter storms, you can check conditions on more than 40,000 state-maintained roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting www.511PA.com.
511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 825 traffic cameras.
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