Accidents reported across the Valley during heavy snowfall

There were several accidents in the Mahoning Valley, including a Postal Service truck crashed into a tree

A Postal Service truck hit a tree near Florancedale and Saranac avenues in Youngstown. The driver was taken to the hospital to get checked out.

YOUNGTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – As the snow begins piling up, there are some traffic restrictions in place. Accidents have also been reported across the area.

The Pennsylvania Turnpike has issued a travel advisory for motorists, due to the forecast of snow and reduced visibility. Drivers are asked to stay alert for changing weather conditions and reduce speed around emergency workers.

A viewer submitted this photo of a Southern Local school bus off the road on State Route 39 into Wellsville.
A viewer submitted this photo of a Southern Local school bus off the road on State Route 39 into Wellsville.

Viewers are reporting numerous accidents in the area.

A Postal Service truck hit a tree near Florancedale and Saranac avenues in Youngstown on Tuesday afternoon. The driver was taken to the hospital to get checked out.

The Postal Service says they will make sure everyone gets their mail.

Viewers are reporting traffic is also backed up on Interstate 80. One person submitted a photo of a Southern Local School bus that slid off the road on State Route 39 going into Wellsville.

Traffic is backed up on State Route 45 in Jackson Township as crews clear a truck from a ditch.

Events scheduled for Tuesday night, including high school basketball games, have been canceled. Check WKBN.com’s school closing and delays list for more information.

WKBN crews are out on the roads and will be providing updates when they are available. Check back here for more information, or watch WKBN 27 First News, starting at 5 p.m.

 

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