Noon update: The latest blast of winter weather made area roads quite slippery, leading to traffic accidents, one of them turning fatal.
Heavy snow was falling at the time and the roads were snow covered and slippery along Route 18 and Robertson Rd.
At this point, Coroner Lyell Cook has not released the identity of the person killed in the accident. State police are warning drivers to take it slow as the roads are slippery.
Another accident that appears to be a weather related happened at about 7 a.m. on west bound on I-90 near mile marker 21. The car left the roadway, and went down into an embankment. State police on scene reported no injuries.
The second happing shortly before 8:30 a.m. near the intersection of PA 89 & Wildman Rd. in Greenfield Township. A car slid on the snow covered roads near Rt. 89, rolling onto its side. Again Pennsylvania State Police on scene reported no injuries.
Around 6:15 a.m. this morning an accident involving multiple vehicles was reported on Route 18 near Richardson Road in Cranesville.
Once on scene, crews found five cars involved in the accident. At least one person was unresponsive. There were also three people who needed help getting out of their cars.
Route 18 was shut down from Kidder Road to Thrasher Road. We’ll continue to update you on this story as more information becomes available.