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Drivers beware: Many area roads coated with ice

Published: Sat, November 23, 2013 @ 6:50 p.m.


A truck has jacknifed on I-680 in Youngstown, and drivers should avoid using the road because of icy conditions, according to Youngstown police. A section near Glenwood Avenue was blocked at about 6:30 p.m.

Other areas that have had numerous accidents tonight are Interstate 80/76 and state Route 11, according to the Canfield post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Local drivers have also reported severely icy roadways leading into downtown Youngstown, including Fifth and Belmont avenues, and which worsened over bridges.


1gdog4766(1253 comments)posted 4 months, 3 weeks ago

I've noticed over the years, these local communities pay less and less attention to their roads during winter. It used to be just ytown that did nothing now it's commonplace. But actually where I live the county is responsible for the roads and it's funny they now do a.good job. But Boardman,Struthers Austintown and the others seem to be following ytowns lead and not being proactive but waiting until it's all over.

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2janeyblue3(39 comments)posted 4 months, 3 weeks ago

In Austintown,there are township roads. Then county roads. And state roads. One doesn't touch the other for fear of ticking off the other unions. Yep,blame it on good old Mahoning Valley mentality.
As a rule,freeways and turnpikes get top priority. We little guys get the leftovers.
Besides,if you have lived here all your life,you ought to know what snow and ice looks like,what to expect,and how to drive on it. If not stay home.

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