FEW INCIDENTS IN CONWAY AFTER BIG SNOW

by Gair on December 28, 2012

WHILE SKI AREA AND SNOWMOBILE OPERATORS CHEERED THE ACCUMULATING SNOW FROM THURSDAY’S FIRST SIGNIFICANT SNOWSTORM OF THE SEASON, DRIVERS IN THE CONWAY AREA SEEM TO HAVE COPED WITH THE BLOWING SNOW AND SLIPPERY ROADS THROUGH THE DAY.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE REPORTS NEARLY SIX INCHES OF SNOW FELL IN NORTH CONWAY THURSDAY, 8 INCHES IN JACKSON, 11 INCHES IN MADISON AND 10 INCHES IN BERLIN. IN MAINE, NORTH SEBAGO GOT MORE THAN 5 INCHES OF SNOW AND PORTLAND 10 INCHES.

CONWAY POLICE LT. CHRIS PERLEY SAYS THERE WERE NO MAJOR INCIDENTS IN TOWN, WHICH HE ATTRIBUTES TO THREE FACTORS: ADVANCE NOTICE OF THE STORM COMING, VACATION WEEK FOR CONWAY SCHOOLS THAT MEANT LESS TRAFFIC CONGESTION – AND HOLIDAY TRAVELERS WHO WERE ALREADY IN CONWAY.

CONWAY FIRE RESCUE AND AMBULANCE RESPONDED ALONG WITH THE CARROLL COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE SHORTLY AFTER 12:30 P.M. THURSDAY TO A REPORTED 2-VEHICLE COLLISION ON ROUTE 16 IN ALBANY NEAR THE TOWN OFFICE.

FIRE CHIEF STEVE SOLOMON SAYS TWO SUVs WERE INVOLVED, WITH ONE T-BONING THE OTHER. ONE WOMAN WAS REPORTEDLY TRAPPED INSIDE ONE OF THE SUVs AND HAD TO BE CUT OUT. SHE WAS TAKEN TO MEMORIAL HOSPITAL IN NORTH CONWAY WITH WHAT ARE BELIEVED TO BE NON LIFE THREATENING INJURIES.

SOLOMON SAYS SIX OTHER PEOPLE INVOLVED IN THE CRASH WERE NOT HURT.

RESCUE PERSONNEL CLOSED ROUTE 16 IN THE VICINITY OF THE COLLISION FOR ABOUT AND HOUR AND THEN THE ROAD WAS OPENED TO SINGLE LANE ALTERNATING TRAFFIC BEFORE TOW TRUCKS ARRIVED TO RETRIEVE BOTH SUVs.

IN ANOTHER INCIDENT LATER THURSDAY AFTERNOON, A VEHICLE WAS REPORTED TO HAVE RUN OFF THE ROAD AND HIT A TREE IN MADISON. DETAILS ON THAT INCIDENT AREN’T IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE.

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