Ice and snow combine to make area roads a hazard

SANDUSKY Two words: Slow down. That's the message Erie County Sheriff's Captain Paul Sigsworth hopes
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

 

SANDUSKY

Two words: Slow down. That's the message Erie County Sheriff's Captain Paul Sigsworth hopes to drill into area drivers.

Slushy roads and continuous snow caused a mess of problems for drivers Tuesday.

Perkins Township had at least four weather-related accidents before 2 p.m., police said.

Albert Kirksey, 32, of Sandusky, was cited for failure to control after he drove his vehicle off Ohio 4, striking a pole and a fence.

Nathan Nicoll, 18, of Vermilion, lost control of his vehicle on Ohio 2 and ran into the guardrail on his left before crossing both lanes of traffic and hitting the guardrail on the right.

Sigsworth said as of Tuesday evening, the county had several accidents, but none that resulted in serious injury.

Meteorologist Alan Reppert of AccuWeather said he expected 1-3 more inches to accumulate Tuesday night and early today, but the snow would stop after that.

A winter storm warning for the area was cancelled around 10 p.m.

"It looks like we should be seeing some drier conditions moving into the area (today)," he said.

There is another chance for snow or flurries Sunday. For local weather updates, visit www.sanduskyregister.com/weather.