Philadelphia Winter Storm Causes Numerous Car Crashes
Heavy snow of up to three-and-a-half inches created harsh driving conditions that led to numerous car accidents in Philadelphia during the high-traffic holiday weekend of December 29th, 2012.
Montgomery County emergency dispatchers claimed to have been slammed with reports of weather-related car accidents, and a Bucks County dispatcher said that local police had so many incoming calls that she was unable to stay on the phone. Chester County, which saw 3.5 inches of snow, also reported an overload of calls about collisions. Montgomery County had 2.9 inches and Delaware County reported 1.6 inches of snow.
A two-car collision in Lower Salford caused a 3-year-old to be trapped in a car seat for a brief time. Luckily, the child was soon freed without injuries.
“Philadelphia was basically on that rain/snow line,” said AccuWeather senior meteorologist Kristina Pydnowski. Pydnowski expected weather temperatures to remain low, and stay below 30 degrees throughout the following week.
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