DuBOIS — A brief-but-bold snow smattered streets yesterday morning, causing several minor accidents and obstructing traffic. Three inches of snow fell across the area in a matter of hours, according to the National Weather Service.
By mid-morning, DuBois City Police had been dispatched to the scenes of four different accidents, one of which resulted in minor injuries. Chief Blaine Clark said an additional officer was placed on duty to assist with the influx of weather-related calls.
In Sandy Township, a portion of Route 255 was temporarily closed after snow pulled down power lines. Township Police and members of North Point Fire Company responded to redirect traffic at the area, eventually reopening the road by mid-morning.
Township Police Chief Don Routch said workers from United Electric attended to the power lines after they were cleared off the street. Only one minor car accident was called into the department yesterday morning.
The streets were mostly clear by the early afternoon. NWS Forecaster Paul Head said that the morning’s storm was a byproduct of the nor’easter currently pummeling the Philadelphia and New England.
Ground temperatures, Head said, should be high enough at this time of year to prevent snow from accumulating, but enough fell this morning to overwhelm the odds.