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Weather leads to number of accidents on local roads

December 31, 2009

Several inches of snow and sleet created treacherous road conditions this morning, causing a number of traffic accidents, authorities said.

Road crews began working to plow Hagerstown streets around 7:30 a.m., according to Hagerstown Police Lt. Tim Wolford.

Heavily traveled streets such as Dual Highway and Franklin Street, seemed to presenting the most problems for drivers because the snow had been packed down and grown more slick, Wolford said.

In Washington County, the roadways were still fairly hazardous as of 8:40 a.m., a dispatcher with Washington County Emergency Services said.

One observer said Interstate 70 between Hagerstown and Frederick was clear after 9 a.m.

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