Wood County 'lucked out' PDF Print E-mail
Written by PETER KUEBECK Sentinel Staff Writer   
Thursday, 27 December 2012 10:44
Cars are seen on South Main Street during the first major snowfall of the season. (Photo: Enoch Wu/Sentinel-Tribune)
A Level 1 Snow Emergency in the county was expected to be canceled late this morning following the year's first snow storm, which blanketed the area and made roads treacherous.
"We really lucked out that we didn't have the accumulations that some of the counties to the south and east of us had," Wood County Sheriff Mark Wasylyshyn said this morning. He indicated that, given road conditions, the Level 1 emergency would be lifted at 10 a.m.
The city of Bowling Green was placed under a snow emergency early Wednesday afternoon as well.
The snowstorm left inches on the ground and caused some drifting, buffeted by high winds in some areas.
A number of accidents, most of them minor, were reported throughout the county Wednesday as the storm raged.
U.S. 6 west of Bowling Green was closed for nearly two hours after a semi truck struck a guard rail, puncturing a fuel tank and spilling fuel on the roadway, making already slippery conditions more dangerous.
Crashes were also reported in Rossford at Deimling and Crossroads, and one woman was injured in a crash in Bowling Green at North Main Street and Newton Road.
While some slide-off accidents were reported on county roads this morning - notably at 199 and West Millgrove, and at Ohio 18, leading the sheriff to indicate that "the roads, especially the secondary roads, are very icy" - conditions seemed to have been mild, or at least improved, in the overnight hours.
A Sheriff's Office dispatcher said this morning that all county roadways were slick, but no major accidents were reported.
The Bowling Green Post of the State Highway Patrol echoed that sentiment, with a dispatcher this morning stating that "there's still some slippery spots, but everybody's taking it slow and easy."
In Perrysburg Township, no accidents at all were reported in the overnight hours, and conditions on U.S. 20 were termed good. The City of Perrysburg Police Division indicated that the roads were slick, but that road crews had been out all night, and that there had been no accidents in the last 24 hours, as of approximately 6:45 a.m.

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