County gets over 100 crash reports from snowy, icy roads

Lancaster

Salt and plow trucks had to clear Route 222 in Manheim Township after a winter blast Friday left the highway snow covered.

“It’s been a little sketchy moving around out there,” Karl Frey of Lancaster said. “There is a lot of moisture and snow staying on the road.”

More than 100 crashes were reported to Lancaster County’s 911 center. A series of six crashes closed Route 283 westbound near Spooky Nook for two hours.

Most of the county got one to two inches of snow, but because temperatures flirted with zero the last couple of mornings, it did not take much to have roads freeze.

“The car temperature says 16 degrees, so you can imagine it’s not getting off the roads very well,” Frey said.

Slick conditions could not stop Gloria Daniels – training for the Boston Marathon – from getting in a 17-mile run.

“I have to go slow over the snow because I don’t want to trip and break something,” she said.

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