Snow wreaks havoc on traffic

Multiple crashes keep police, emergency crews busy.
Andy Ouriel
Dec 15, 2013
Unfortunately, the frigid forecast many feared happened Saturday, evident by white flakes blanketing streets.
Fortunately, as of late Saturday night, nobody sustained any major injuries or death from the icy blast in Erie, Huron, Ottawa or Sandusky counties, according to local law enforcers, dispatchers and firefighters.    Here’s a look at where the weather wreaked havoc on area motorists:

State troopers and North Central EMS — covering surrounding areas in and around the townships of Berlin, Groton and Milan — dispatchers said multiple car mishaps occurred all across the toll road. Drivers slid into ditches, banged into guardrails and collided into other cars.

5 a.m. — 10200 block Ceylon Road, driver hit a deer and then went into ditch.

10:30 a.m. — 10200 block Ceylon Road, one vehicle crashed. 

Noon — Ohio 61 and Ohio 113, truck ran off the road.

6:30 p.m. — Ohio 53 at the bypass, one vehicle rolled over and landed in ditch. Two vehicles involved in the incident.

10 a.m. — Ohio 4 and Portland Road, vehicle rolled into ditch.

10:55 a.m. — 2200 block Lakefield Drive, car struck light pole.

4:40 p.m. — 600 block Fox Road, vehicle rolled over.

7:20 p.m. — 3700 block East Perkins Ave., vehicle fell into ditch.

10:15 a.m. — 4000 block Lima-Sandusky Road, car rolled into ditch.

1:15 p.m. — 8900 block Ohio 101, car went off road and struck road sign.

1:45 p.m. — 8900 block Ohio 101, car broke down.

5:45 p.m. — Herr Road and Ohio 101, two cars heading in opposite directions collided.

Ohio 113 and Kelley Road, vehicle slid off roadway into ditch.

1 :45 p.m. — Ohio 113 and Peru Center Road, vehicle crashed off the road.

2:15 p.m. — Ransom and West Mason roads, unoccupied car missing tire.

2:30 p.m. — Ohio 2 on ramp by U.S. 250, several cars stuck heading onto expressway.

2:30 p.m. — West Strub Road by Ohio Veterans Home, driver collided with car.

3:30 p.m. — Merriweather Road by East Perkins Avenue, two cars crashed into one another.

9:30 a.m. — Columbus Avenue and 46th Street, two vehicles crashed.

2:30 p.m. — Lawrence and West Washington streets, two vehicles collided.

2:45 p.m. — 3700 block W. Monroe St., vehicle crashed off the road.

5 p.m. — Carr and West Monroe streets, one car slid off the road.

5:15 p.m. — 300 block Fremont Ave., two cars crashed into each other.

6:40 p.m. — 3800 block Cleveland Road, car traveled into ditch.

4:30 p.m. — 13900 block Thompson Road, vehicle veered off roadway and went into ditch.

8 p.m. — West Lake and Risden roads, disabled vehicle.

Note: All times are estimates.



Might not have been as many accidents if the road crews would have been out! Had to run into the pharmacy and on my way in to town I thought it would be safest to take Rt 2 in and didn't see a single snow plow out!!! On the way back home I took the main roads and it was just as bad. I slid a few times and that was with driving slow. Just didn't make any sense, a few days ago when there was a threat of snow the plows were lining the streets and we didn't get anything. Yesterday when they were desperately needed - NOTHING!!!!!


You are wrong. I know for a fact their were 2 trucks on rt 2. one between rt 250 and rt 269 and one from rt 250 to berlin rd exit. when it snows that fast by the time you make a loop it is covered again. Road crews were on 2 12 hr shifts so all hours were covered. sometimes mother nature wins

Señor Clown

Might not have been as many accidents if people would drive like it's snowing, rather than rely on salt & plow crews to keep the roads clear and dry for them. If anybody complains about how bad the roads are, I just assume it's their first winter somewhere cold, and they haven't yet figured out that they need to buy snow tires. Meanwhile the rest of us change our tires, throw sand bags in the trunk, and go about business as usual.


well said


*LIKE*....many think if they own a 4 Wheel drive Sport utility, that makes them invincible. It only means all 4 wheels spin out of control instead of just 2. I see too many OVER drive the conditions and then complain because there was not enough salt or plows.


turnpike was fun yesterday, I saw this one guy walking up a hill talking on a cell phone and no car? Well way, way, way down in a ditch I saw the roof Oops! At lease he was ok. I have noticed how easily these newer cars come apart, not much to them anymore.


It would be too expensive to have crews out plowing and salting for 24 hours. There comes a point when mother nature wins and its best to wait until the snow stops falling.


By state of ohio regulation when snow and is at a cetain percent chance of snow odot has to go on 24 hr shifts.


just asking, but what happened to those trucks that would be out like the day before or so putting some liquid deicer on the roads? that really seemed to help a lot, I had to go out last night on rt2 and it was horrible I was surprised, but with that said, I would like to commend all the crews that go out all night and day under horrible conditions to make the roads safer for people like me.

Señor Clown

Seemed like most of the highways were pretty well salted, especially at the intersections. They had a heavy coat down in advance, and with no snow or rain it effectively 'keeps' until precipitation falls. Even the roads that were recently repaved with dark asphalt were almost as white as the edge lines over the past week. You could really tell going from highways that were slushy, to county roads that were just packed snow. I'd prefer the packed snow, as at least it's predictable to drive on - the slush feels more like driving in flooded streets.


The big question is...Why were you even out driving if the conditions were so bad and you were scared? The weather man gave you plenty of advance warning that the snow was coming. With that being said the biggest problem I seen was the people that should not have been out in it were, and were only driving 10 to 15 mph.


Some people have to work jobs no matter what the weather is. That's the only reason I drive in this cr-p.

Sitting In The ...

For some reason every year people forget they need to slow down when winter weather occurs.


Dumbasses.....stay inside unless u need to go to work....if u slide into me, I will get out and kick your arse....


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I hope you didn't have insurance to fix your car....most people anymore Dont.