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inches of snowOver the past two days in Lancaster County, snow relentlessly fell nonstop, with countywide reports showing about 1 to 3 inches of snow in most areas. Because of the snowfall, many people called off from work and school districts called off throughout the whole county. A winter weather advisory was placed in effect until 1:00 PM this afternoon.

The snow created bad conditions on the roadways, leading to a couple accident events. In fact, throughout the past two days, there have been approximately 18 accidents reported in Lancaster County alone, with a few accidents south of the city as well. Many of these accidents were reported as occurring due to vehicles not slowing down on slick roads, leading to a series of crashes. Five vehicles had to be removed from one stretch of roadway due to the nine crashes that took place. Many of these accidents were also caused by untreated roads, such as one accident involving a school bus, where 20 students were luckily able to walk away unscathed.

Snow Driving Tips

Driving in the snow is always a dangerous situation, as you never know if and when you could lose control of your vehicle in unsatisfactory conditions. However, it is also understood that you can’t miss several days of work and you may have appointments to attend. Because snowy conditions are always leading to accidents in the winter season, we want to share some snow driving tips with you today to help you stay safe.

  • Never drive while fatigued. Driving while drowsy is already a recipe for disaster, and if you add in the matter of snow on the roadways, you find more risks.
  • Make sure that you are only driving with properly inflated tires.
  • Avoid having to use your parking brake in cold, snowy weather.
  • Never drive without a seatbelt in winter weather.
  • Apply the gas as slowly as possible to regain traction and avoid skids.
  • Don’t power up on hills, as it will get your wheels spinning.
  • Try to stay home instead of going out, as much as possible when there are adverse road conditions

Have you been injured in a car accident because somebody lost control in winter weather conditions? You may have a case. At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, we can help you when you have been injured and need our help. Call us today so we can help with your personal injury case, at 888-208-1810.

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