|Snow surprises drivers in Perrysburg|
|Written by PETER KUEBECK Sentinel Staff Writer|
|Thursday, 21 February 2013 10:20|
PERRYSBURG - A surprise late-winter snowstorm made roads treacherous in the northern part of the county Thursday, dropping inches of snow and causing numerous accidents.
"Caught us by surprise a little bit," said Greg Kuhr, superintendent of lands and sanitation for the City of Perrysburg. "I think everyone was surprised."
Traffic accidents began to pile up around 7:30 a.m. - the Perrysburg Police Division reports that more than 11 accidents occurred in their jurisdiction between that time and 10 a.m., including four accidents initially reported as injuries at West Boundary Street and Indiana Avenue, southbound I-75 and Roachton Road, southbound Interstate 75 and Fremont Pike, and the I-75/I-475 interchange.
The crashes seemed localized on Perrysburg itself - no accidents were handled in Perrysburg Township, and the Ohio State Highway Patrol reported only three accidents in all of northern Wood County, none of them with injuries. One injury accident was reported in Troy Township at Ohio 582 and Pemberville Road. One person was taken to an area hospital in that crash.
Kuhr noted the snow was "spotty. Half the town had five inches, the east side of town had maybe an inch-and-a-half to two inches, so it did vary."
He said that the usual complement of six city snow trucks were sent out to deal with the issue, and crews were out cleaning off the sidewalks. Salt and favorable temperatures assisted in the clean-up.
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