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Roads are slippery: play it safe!

Published On: Jan 30 2013 04:56:56 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 28 2013 11:14:53 AM EST

PennDOT ready for wintry mix

As the precipation continues to fall Monday, roads will be getting slippery.

Most of the roads are mainly wet, but as the temperatures stay around or below freezing, conditions may get a little slippery.

PennDOT crews have been on the road getting ready for the wintry mix.


Roads have been salted.


PennDOT recommends drivers go at a slower speed and allow more distance between them and the vehicles in front of them.

Allow about six car lengths behind snowplows so they can do their job, says Ron Young with PennDOT.

Around the region, the snow could change into ice, which could make for slick spots especially in the higher elevations and on bridges and overpasses.

Many area schools are closed Monday, which will take traffic off the roads.

Young urges drivers to take their time and drive courteously. Allow extra time to get to your destination.


As of 9 a.m. Monday:

Accident in South Whitehall Twp., Lehigh Co: on Walbert Avenue near 40th Street;

Accident in Lowhill Twp., Lehigih Co.: on Kernsville Road near Orchard Road;

Accident in Plainfieldl Twp., Northampton Co.: on Rt. 33 South, south of Wind Gap;

Fire activity in Fountain Hill, Lehigh Co.: on Broadway near Roosevelt Ave.;

Accident in Bethel Twp., Berks Co., rollover accident on Interstate 78 near the Rehrersburg exit;

Accident in Lower Macungie Twp., Lehigh Co.: Hamilton Blvd at Krocks Road;

Accident in Greenwich Twp., Berks Co.: at Krumsville Road at Gun Club Road;

Accident in Nazareth, Northampton Co.: Fairview St. at Center St.

Callowhill Road is closed between New Galina Road and Creek Road in New Britain Township due to a pole and wires down after an accident