Weather causes slick roads, slide-offs across Valley

cars sliding off road in Youngstown Ohio

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Winter weather has caused several cars to lose traction and slide off roads Monday in the Valley.

Several cars had a tough time making it up the hill on Shirley Road in Youngstown, spinning their tires in the attempt.

Police were on the scene warning motorists to slow down and helping out where they could. No injuries were reported on Shirley Road.

During the morning commute, our cameras caught a few people who lost control on the road ways. One truck slid into some brush on the side of the road along Interstate 680 north near the Glenwood Avenue exit.

A tow truck driver helped pull the truck out of the brush on the side of the road. One tow truck driver has some advice for drivers in these slick conditions.

“It’s been first one this morning. Like I said, everything is snow-covered, everybody just take it easy, take it slow, they will get to where they are going,” tow truck driver Ray Tritt said.

Two cars slid off of Woodworth Road in New Springfield Monday. One car went off the side of the road, and the car behind it slid off the other side, near Betty Jo’s Ice Cream Shop around 11 a.m. No word was immediately available on the drivers’ conditions.

Trumbull County has also seen its share of accidents, since the snow started falling. Slippery roads contributed to several calls overnight as cars went into ditches, one collided with a snow plow, and another flipped on its side into Girard Lake in Vienna.

A 911 call just before 9:30 last night said that a car had flipped into the shallow waters between Niles Vienna Road and Scoville North Road Southeast, although everyone got out safely.

Another car wrecked in front of a plow truck between state Route 82 and Scoville North Road S.E. in Vienna.

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