Snow Quickly Makes Roads Slippery

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LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV)   Eyewitness News Reporter Eric Deabill was along Route 435 in Moscow at 6 pm on Thursday.  Then about 4 inches of snow was on the ground.  Plow crews were out but many drivers were taking it slow.

It didn’t take long for the snow to start piling up on the roads in the Moscow area Thursday.

Drivers say a combination of the snow — and a little bit of freezing rain — took a toll on their windshield wipers.

 “There was literally balls on my windshield wipers of ice — just kinking together,” said Keith Harris

 He told us it was the fifth time he stopped on the way home

 Crashes have been reported all over northeastern and central Pennsylvania.

In Olyphant, Dan Barrett’s car took out this stop sign.

“I was just coming up to the stop sign here and I hit my brakes. The car jammed up a little bit and started sliding. I decided to go off to the grass instead of hitting the person that was stopped at the stop sign” said Dan Barrett.

The Casey Highway started becoming snow covered around 2:00 o’clock.

Drivers say it quickly slicked up.

“We were at the mall shopping and when we came out the ground was starting to get covered. I did do a little sliding in Dunmore so I started taking it a little more careful”  Naomi Woody told us.

As the flakes started to fly, business started to drop off at the Anthracite Barber Shop in Carbondale.

Its owner was not surprised people came in earlier.

“It was packed all day and it just died out now as soon as it started so I don’t know what’s in store for the rest of the day” said Gregory Schack. Anthracite Barber Shop Owner

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