The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

June 10, 2013

Two inches of rain make for slick roads

By Rick Dandes
The Daily Item

— SUNBURY — More than two inches of rain fell on several areas in the Central Susquehanna Valley on Monday, causing dangerously slippery road conditions and “ponding,” a meteorologist said.

The stormy weather was a “double whammy,” or collision of two huge systems moving into Pennsylvania from the west and the south, said Erik Pindrock, of AccuWeather, State College.

Selinsgrove measured 1.14 inches of rain on Monday, and Milton, 1.36 inches. Two inches of rain fell on areas south of Selinsgrove, he said.

Several accidents occurred Monday night during the rain storms, although what caused the crashes had not been determined.

At 7:45, a two-vehicle accident was reported on Route 45 near Laurelton. An hour later, an accident was reported along Routes 11-15 in Snyder County.

Just after 9, a one-vehicle accident with injuries to one person was reported along Route 147, south of Sunbury near Penns Tavern. At about 9:30, a tractor-trailer reportedly hit a fallen tree on Route 11, north of Tedd’s Landing, in Monroe Township, Snyder County.

At 9:30 in Coal Township, residents of a home on West Wood Street sought assistance for water that was entering their dwelling.

No further details were available at deadline.