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Snow causes several accidents in area

January 19, 2004|by CANDICE BOSELY

martinsburg@herald-mail.com

Snow on Saturday evening caused several accidents in the Tri-State area, and in Washington County, the Snow Emergency Plan went into effect, meaning only drivers with adequate tires were to drive on snow emergency routes.

Maryland State Police troopers handled several accidents, but none was serious, a dispatcher there said.

Capt. Bill Willison, with the Hancock Fire Department, said that three weather-related wrecks occurred on Interstate 70. One was in Fulton County, Pa., while one was at the 3-mile marker in Washington County and one was at the 5-mile marker.

Nobody was injured in any of the wrecks, he said.

As the snow began to taper off Saturday night, emergency officials in Berkeley and Jefferson counties in West Virginia reported no serious weather-related problems.

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In Franklin County, Pa., an emergency official said some residents were without power along Lincoln Way West. He said he expected electricity to be restored soon.

No major problems had been reported within the cities of Hagerstown or Martinsburg.

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