Multiple Accidents, Traffic Jams Caused by Snow, Police Say
Overnight snow that continued through the morning created messy travel conditions throughout the area.
Overnight snow caused messy driving conditions Friday morning, resulting in accidents, cars off the roadways and traffic jams.
Newtown Township police reported multiple accidents and vehicles off the roadways. Specifics on all the incidents weren't immediately available. However, police said a tractor trailer went off the road on Second Street Pike near Swamp Road causing a backup of traffic.
Route 532 (Washington Crossing Road) was also closed for a period of time in the morning because a car lost control and went into a ditch.
Route 413 was backed up for miles, from Pine Lane in Wrightstown to Newtown Elementary School.
Traffic was also backed up at Goodnoe Elementary School, where a line of cars waiting to drop off children snarled traffic along Frost Lane.
Council Rock School District opened on time. However, buses had trouble making it into school on time, Superintendent Mark Klein said in an email.
"The snow fall this morning is causing significant delays in bus transportation for Council Rock Schools. Parents of Elementary Students should expect delays this morning as we manage difficult roads and weather conditions," a district email said.