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Numerous accidents, disabled vehicles reported in Twinsburg due to weather

by April Helms Reporter Published: March 3, 2017 2:02 PM
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There were 15 accidents and 14 disabled vehicle assists that Twinsburg police responded to between 6:45 and 10:34 a.m. today, due to the weather, said Assistant Chief Bob Gonsiewski.

"There were no serious accidents or serious injuries," Gonsiewski said. "But there were a lot of fender benders and spinouts. It was a very busy morning."

According to Karen Clark from the National Weather Service in Cleveland, Twinsburg saw 7.3 inches of snow, including the off and on snow from overnight followed by heavy snow reported between 7 and 10 a.m.

No accidents or incidents were reported in Reminderville, said Chief Jeff Buck.

"Our service department is fabulous," Buck said. "We didn't have any accidents and we didn't have any trees down the night before due to the winds."

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Bill Wrist, a representative from D and L Towing in Twinsburg, told the News Leader he's lost count, the company has been called out so many times today. He estimated at least 40 to 50 times as of noon. He said the average wait time for a tow truck was between 20 and 30 minutes.

A representative at Interstate Towing in Macedonia said all of the company's trucks were out on the road and wait times vary from one to three hours for a tow truck.

Will Robinson, a clerk from the Summit County Sheriff's department, said there were no accidents reported in Twinsburg Township and one in Northfield Center, at 1700 Route 8 as of this afternoon. He added, however, that full reports wouldn't be available until Monday.

According to the National Weather Service website, Summit County is under a Lake Effect Snow Warning through 9 p.m. tonight. Storm totals were expected to be between six and eight inches.

Note: News Leader Editor Eric Marotta contributed to this story.


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