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Icy roads may have contributed to accident on Western Reserve Road



Published: Wed, November 13, 2013 @ 10:43 a.m.

POLAND — Ice and snow covered roads may have been the cause of multiple accidents this morning along Western Reserve Road and other thoroughfares.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol responded to two of the accidents this morning. One was just west of Market Street and the other was west of North Lima Road. The accident close to North Lima Road sent some of the occupants of the vehicles to the hospital, according to the highway patrol.

How many people were sent to the hospital was not readily available, however the patrol did say both accidents were minor crashes.

Poland Township police responded to two accidents this morning. One was on Western Reserve Road near Five Points and the other was on Struthers Road.

Brian Goodin, township police chief, said the occupant of the vehicle that crashed on Struthers Road was sent to the hospital after he lost control from hitting ice, was hit by a pickup truck and then the vehicle was pushed into a tree.

Goodin said the roads were "a sheet of ice." The Mahoning County Engineer's office was called to place salt on the roadways.

Lt. Nakia Hendrix of the highway patrol also said the roadway was covered with ice and snow, but not black ice.

Springfield Township police also answered a crash call on Western Reserve this morning, but there was no information right now about the accident.


Comments

1CantStandYa(123 comments)posted 10 months, 1 week ago

Hardly the road crews fault.

Might have something to do with a-holes thinking since four wheel drive can make them go fast it can make them stop fast.

Blaming the road crews for people being morons just isn't fair.

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2gobdmn(19 comments)posted 10 months, 1 week ago

Mahoning County Road Crew is a JOKE. Not 1 truck out before 8:00AM. No excuse why those truck were not out all night long!!!! They need to take lessons from the turnpike crews!

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3gdog4766(1495 comments)posted 10 months, 1 week ago

I have to agree, to avoid overtime these communities don't put trucks on the road till after 8am most of the time. Ytown is the worst, it seems even their main roads are barely touched even in the worst weather. Yesterday the Himrod Expressway was a sheet of ice as usual in the morning.

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4Ytownnative(1036 comments)posted 10 months, 1 week ago

Snow and ice removal for the Mahoning county road crew is to wait for it to melt. I drove home around 11 last night and even the main roads were untouched and icy. To them its just taxpayer money they collect so why worry about actually doing the job we pay them for. Its unacceptable the way they clear streets around here and it has been for many years but it is accepted as standard for the area. They sit in the warm offices and watch the snow fall and drink coffee and collect the pay check.

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5boardman92(5 comments)posted 10 months, 1 week ago

Western Reserve road was a skating rink this morning. As usual, County workers and trucks are nowhere to be found. Some stereotypes exist for a reason...laziness.

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6danikytn(248 comments)posted 10 months, 1 week ago

This is a bad stretch, when I worked at a nursing home right there, every morning pulling out to head home was a nightmare. The road is also very narrow, so good luck when the person ahead of you starts spinning and sliding, theres nowhere to go!

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7boardman92(5 comments)posted 10 months, 1 week ago

I agree that the driving can be bad at times. But I was on Western Reserve Road this morning at 7:40 am and there was over 1" of ice completely covering the entire road. People were driving 5 mph and still sliding without hitting the brakes. The Mahoning County Engineers office was asleep at the wheel. This was not a surprise storm that rolled in. Everyone knew last weekend that snow, cold, wind were coming. They chose not to send crews out because it's a lazy, negligent group of overpaid, underworked, irresponsible people. As I said earlier, Mahoning County employees have certainly earned their reputation.

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