Last night’s sudden snow squall that quickly blanketed the roadways of NEPA quickly reminded all of us who were on the road how dangerous driving in this area of Pennsylvania can be in January. When snow squalls hit, road surfaces quickly go from being dry to being ice-covered. What makes these snow squalls so dangerous is that they often time come without any advance warning. Therefore, road maintenance trucks are often slow to treat the roadway surfaces. Additionally, these snow squalls often become so intense that they create “whiteout” conditions, limiting sight distance to no more than a few feet.
Fortunately, NEPA has not experienced many of these snow squalls yet this winter. However, as it is only January, we are bound to get a least a few more before Spring arrives. As you might expect, news bureaus reported numerous motor vehicle accidents during yesterday’s snow squall. Fortunately, no fatalities occurred. DLP urges all drivers in NEPA to be prepared when driving in this area during the winter for sudden snow squalls as they really could occur anytime without any prior notice. If you encounter a snow squall while driving, proceed using extreme caution. If “whiteout” conditions emerge, you should immediately slow down and try to pull off the roadway to a safe location until the squall passes as there is a high risk you will crash into another vehicle or other object if you can not see more than a few feet in front of you while driving a motor vehicle.
DLP represents seriously injured and catastrophically injured victims of auto accidents, bus accidents, SUV accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents and tractor trailer accidents (including work accidents) throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania, including the Counties of Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Wayne, Wyoming, Sullivan, Montour, Lycoming, Schuylkill, Tioga, Bradford, Susquehanna, Northampton, Carbon and Columbia. These accidents often occur on the interstate corridors and state highways that run through Northeastern Pennsylvania, including I-81, I-80, I-380, I-84, I-180, SR 61, the Casey Highway, the I-80 Corridor and the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Some of the representative municipalities in Northeastern Pennsylvania where these accidents occur include Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Honesdale, Hazleton, Moosic, Dunmore, Old Forge, Williamsport, Tunkhannock, Towanda, Stroudsburg, Bethleham, Berwick, Bloomsburg, Pottsville, Kingston, Milford, Mansfield and Wellsboro. We at DLP represent serious and catastrophically injured victims of truck accidents, tractor trailer accidents, bus accidents, motorcycle accidents, automobile accidents and SUV accidents to get them the money and justice they deserve to compensate them for their injuries and damages. If you are involved in an accident anywhere in Northeastern Pennsylvania, call an attorney at DLP as soon as possible after the accident for a free, no-obligation consultation.
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