Tricky Travel Causes Tractor-Trailer Crash

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POMFRET – Tricky travel on Thursday morning caused a tractor-trailer to crash in Northern Chautauqua County.

The semi-truck crashed around 6 a.m. on Route 60 near Shumla Road just south of the Village of Fredonia.

No injuries were reported, however the crash caused extensive damage to a power pole. A heavy-duty wrecker was called to get the truck back upright.

While much of the snow early in the morning was light in Chautauqua County, the wet conditions overnight made travel slippery across the area with ice built up under the snow cover.

Plow crews will likely remain hard at work throughout the day in an effort to keep major thoroughfares clear like Interstate-90 and 86. On the Southern Tier expressway, traffic was mostly reduced to one lane as the light snow caused some visibility problems between Randolph and the City of Jamestown.

Most schools in the county, including Jamestown Public, Dunkirk City and Fredonia Central Schools, remained open for the day. To the east however, several districts across Cattaraugus County closed for the day, like Randolph Central School.


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