Weather conditions causing havoc on the roads
The snowy weather, predictably, is causing slick road conditions and the result is lots of accidents countywide. Most of them are vehicles that have skidded off the roadway.
Dispatchers, law enforcement, fire units and tow companies are swamped handling one accident after another. When we have information on them we'll update this post accordingly.
- There's a semi-truck off the roadway, no injuries, on Route 5 near Kutter's Cheese Factory. State police and a rep from the Department of Transportation are on scene. It's a full-size rig with an extended cab carrying more than 40,000 pounds of goods. The truck is in the ditch, the cargo carrier is still on the roadway.
- A car crashed into a tree at 215 Bloomingdale Road and one person is injured. Alabama fire is responding, but there is difficulty accessing the scene because a previous accident at 944 Bloomingdale Road is blocking the roadway.
- There's a property damage accident at 7618 Sand Hill Road.
- A burgundy-colored van is in a ditch, east of Gordon Road, unknown if people are still inside.
- A pickup truck and car have collided at 670 Broadway in Darien. No injuries.
- A silver Chrysler sedan is off on the east shoulder at Route 77 and Indian Falls Road.
UPDATE 11:25 a.m.:
- Stafford fire is responding to a one-vehicle rollover accident at 6170 Clinton St. Road. No injuries reported. UPDATE (11:38 a.m.): It appears this was not a rollover, just that the vehicle was off the roadway. Stafford is standing down.
UPDATE 11:32 a.m.:
- An accident is reported at Bank and North streets in the City of Batavia.
- Accident at 6888 Alleghany Road.
- Accident at 7797 Lewiston Road in the Town of Batavia.
UPDATE 11:40 a.m.:
- There's a two-vehicle accident on Route 98 at the Orleans and Genesee countyline.
UPDATE 11:45 a.m.:
- There are two separate accidents on Lake Road in Le Roy. One is at Lake and 19 Vallance Road in which a car slid off the roadway. The other is at Lake and Parmelee Road for a car that struck a guardrail.
UPDATE 12:08 p.m.:
- A motor-vehicle accident, no injuries, is reported at Lewiston and Lockport roads. A utility pole is down, blocking, and people are urged to use caution. Alabama fire is responding.
- A tractor-trailer is stuck in the "S curve" of the roadway behind Wendy's by the Tonawonda Valley Federal Credit Union. City fire is responding and the incident was clogging traffic.
- A head-on collision of two vehicles has resulted in two minor head injuries at 5680 Main Road in Stafford. Stafford fire and Mercy EMS are responding.
UPDATE 12:20 p.m.:
- Dispatch says "People are off the road left and right. We've got a lot of pendings." An official responds that at this point, they're just going to have to divvy up the responses based on whether there are injuries or dangers present. Thus, the unfortunates who've simply slid off the road may have to wait longer for help to arrive.
UPDATE 12:32 p.m.:
- There's a motor-vehicle accident with injuries, blocking the roadway, at 7350 Byron Road near "the Oxbow." Bryon and South Byron fire are responding. There are said to be no Mercy EMS units to handle the call.
- There's a three-car collision at Veterans Memorial Drive and Lewiston Road. They are by the Auto Zone store.
UPDATE 1:06 p.m.:
- A rollover accident with injuries, with a persons(s) still trapped inside on 10129 Seward Road, in Alexander, between Stannard and Spring roads. (UPDATE 1:12 p.m.): This is a one-vehicle accident. The driver is out now and may have an ankle injury. Law enforcement is en route, along with a fire unit and an ambulance.
UPDATE 1:45 p.m.:
- Wyoming County requests that Darien Fire Department shut down all southbound traffic at routes 77 and 20. Apparently this stems from a road blockage at Route 77 and Church Road where a tractor-trailer is stuck and "can't make it up the hill."
UPDATE 2:28 p.m.:
- Peaviner Road in Alexander is closed due to flooding.
UPDATE 3:02 p.m.:
- Pembroke and Indian Falls fire departments are called to 1118 Akron Road, Pembroke, for a report of wires down in the roadway. The type of wires is unknown. (UPDATE 3:06 p.m.) The fire units are back in service. It was a cable wire and it has been removed from the roadway.