Snow and ice slow morning commute


YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Most roadways across the Mahoning and Shenango valleys are snow covered. Secondary roads and side streets are very slow-moving. Motorists are urged to use caution.

Police closed the Route 711 connector in Youngstown for a short time early Wednesday morning because of snow and ice on the roadway.

The sloping highway that runs between Route 11 and Interstate 680 was at a standstill. The roadway has since re-opened, but traffic is moving slowly.

Division Street in Youngstown was closed early Wednesday morning so crews could remove snow and salt the roadway.

Major highways are passable, but speed limits have been reduced. PennDOT has reduced speed limits to 45 miles per hour on interstates and state routes.

Several vehicles slid off the road on Route 11 and Interstate 680 in Youngstown as motorists struggled to navigate the treacherous conditions.

Another round of snow will hit the area mid-morning on Wednesday and then continue to taper off throughout the day. Snow. sleet, and freezing rain will create ever-changing conditions on roadways. Be prepared for slick spots and abrupt changes.

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