Snowfall creates minor accidents

GLOVERSVILLE — Despite heavy snowfall throughout the day Friday, area police officials said there were not any major incidents, although there were several smaller accidents due to the accumulation.

City police said there had been only a few minor accidents by late afternoon and one report of a vehicle stuck in a roadway.

Police Lieutenant Mike Shang said that there had been a few minor accidents with no injuries reported in the morning, as expected. He said the Department of Public Work’s were doing a good job keeping city roads clear throughout the day.

“As it gets later in the season people get more accustomed to driving in this kind of weather,” Shang added. “It seems like everybody’s made adjustments.”

Still, Shang reminded drivers to remain aware of the weather and road conditions when going out and to take it slow.

“Give yourself a little extra time to get where you’re going,” Shang said.

In Montgomery County, Sheriff Michael Amato said they were busy with power lines down, trees down and car accidents. “There were numerous car accidents all over the county,” Amato said.

He said there were numerous tress down and cars going off the road due to the snow.

Amato said St. Johnsville and Fonda-Fultonville lost power for a bit.

He said there were extra patrol cars and extra dispatchers on throughout the day and over night.