“My Hill Is Pure Ice,” Slick Roads Cause Traffic Nightmare In Parts Of Jamestown

Image via Maggie Stark / Facebook.

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JAMESTOWN – Roads slicked with ice and snow made travel almost impossible in parts of the Jamestown area on Wednesday evening.

In a video posted on Facebook, viewer Maggie Stark captures vehicles sliding on Winsor Street between Falconer and East Second Streets.

Several of the cars hug the curb in an attempt make it down the slick hill, only before crashing into others trying to travel amid a blast of winter weather.

This was a common sight throughout the area, with cars sliding down several untreated streets layered with ice and snow. On Foote Avenue in Jamestown an Ambulance was hit as cars attempted to drive down the hill near Jamestown High School.

Outside of the city, thoroughfares like Route 60 and I-86 were not much better, with reports of vehicles off the road and traffic moving slow.

Much of the northeast is feeling the icy blast, as a early season winter storm moves up the east coast.

WNY News Now’s First Defense Weather team is calling for reduced visibility and slick roads caused by snow overnight. In the Jamestown area, 3 to 5 inches of new snowfall is expected though Thursday morning.

As you head southeast, the chance for additional snowfall increases. Places like Warren, Pennsylvania could see around 6 inches of snow while Bradford, Pennsylvania could see over 8 inches.

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