Roads Improving after Weekend Storm

Roads are slowing returning to normal after this past weekend’s storm.

Manchester received freezing rain, a little less than an inch of rain and half an inch of snow Friday night through Sunday, followed by winds that gusted as high as 50 miles per hour through Sunday night. The blowing snow and near blizzard conditions led to reduced visibilities, drifting snow and impassable roads.

Travel was not recommended across much of the state on Sunday, including on Highway 20, as well as portions of Highway 13 and Highway 38. A semi jack-knifed across Highway 13, with several other vehicles also stranded.

And the conditions were too dangerous for county snowplows too.

Delaware County Engineer Anthony Bardgett says the day before, one of their plow drivers slipped off an icy road, laying his dump truck on its side.

Crews were back at it on Monday, with hopes to have all gravel roads re-opened by Tuesday.

 

(photo courtesy of Fayette County Sheriff’s Office)