Slippery Conditions Lead to Several Vehicle Accidents Around Venango County

| January 24, 2019

VENANGO CO., Pa. (EYT) – Slippery roadway conditions throughout the area on Wednesday contributed to several accidents in Venango County.

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According to a representative of Venango County 9-1-1, the call center began to receive reports of motor vehicle accidents early in the day, with the first call coming in at 2:08 a.m. for a one-vehicle accident on Interstate 80. Superior Ambulance Service, Clintonville Volunteer Fire Department, Emlenton Fire Department, Emlenton Area Ambulance Service, and Franklin-based State Police were dispatched to the scene.

During the busier part of the morning between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m., three motor vehicle accidents were reported, beginning at 7:33 a.m. with a call for a truck rollover crash on State Route 8. Polk Borough Police were dispatched to the scene.

A second call was received just minutes later, at 7:38 a.m., for an accident on State Route 8 near Dennison Run Road in Victory Township. Clintonville Volunteer Fire Department and Community Ambulance Service were dispatched to the scene.

The third call came right on top of the first two, at 7:41 a.m., for a car in a ditch on U.S. 322 near Victory Church Road in Cranberry Township. Franklin-based State Police were dispatched to the scene.

Following that initial rash of calls, several additional accidents were reported later Tuesday morning.

At 9:18 a.m., a vehicle versus pedestrian accident was reported on North 13th Street in Franklin. The City of Franklin Fire Department, Franklin Police Department, and Community Ambulance Service were dispatched to the scene.

At 9:20 a.m., a vehicle accident was reported on Route 428 near Dittman Lane in Oakland Township. Oakland Township Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched for traffic control.

A disabled vehicle along Allegheny Boulevard in Reno was reported at 10:51 a.m. Sugarcreek Borough Police Department responded to the scene.

Finally, at 10:30 a.m., a one-vehicle accident was reported on State Route 8 in Sandycreek Township. Franklin-based State Police were dispatched to the scene.

No additional details on the crashes are available at this time.

Police are expected to release additional information within the next 48 hours.

Stay with exploreVenango.com for updates on these accidents.


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