Dozens of wrecks reported due to icy roads in York


Icy roads and freezing rain are causing a multitude of problems for York County travelers and emergency personnel.

The National Weather Service had issued a Freezing Rain Advisory in York until 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Caution should be taken throughout the morning commute as a very light ice glaze will make untreated roads and sidewalks slick, according to the NWS.

The NWS advises travelers to use extreme caution, especially on bridges and overpasses.

County spokesman Carl Lindquist said the the 911 center has been very busy this morning with an influx of calls related to the icy road conditions.

As of 8 a.m., there are 38 active traffic incidents reported on York County 911.

These incidents include motor vehicle accidents, disabled vehicles, poor road conditions and one vehicle off bridge (no injuries).

Lindquist said he's seen reports of at least two dozen motor vehicle accidents.

"If you have to drive, be very vigilant and take it slow," Lindquist advised residents.

The state Department of Transportation's active traffic map shows heavy traffic on parts of Route 30 in both directions and south on Interstate 83 as of 8:30 a.m.