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Crash blocks traffic, police urge drivers to stay off roads during winter storm

Staff report
A tractor-trailer crash closed Windsor Road in Windsor Township Saturday, March 12.

The driver of a tractor-trailer lost control this morning on snow-covered Windsor Road in Windsor Township, prompting police to encourage Yorkers to stay of the roads during the storm.

The crash happened around 8:20 a.m. in the 1000 bock of Windsor Road when the driver struck a utility pole, York County Regional Police said.

The pole and wires were blocking the road, and the department urged motorists to stay off the roads during the storm.

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York County remains under a winter storm watch until 5 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

On Friday, the weather service predicted the storm would bring 3 to 5 inches of accumulation, but this morning’s updated forecast predicted 4 to 6 inches, with higher amounts in higher elevations.

The storm also could bring strong wind, with gusts as high as 45 mph.

The snow will be heaviest until 2 p.m. and should taper off later in the afternoon, the weather service said. Snow could fall at a rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour this morning.