Saturday’s snow showers lead to slick conditions, long list of accidents

CHENANGO COUNTY – Emergency personnel across the county were kept busy on Saturday thanks to the area’s first taste of winter weather and approximately three to six inches of lake effect snow which created slippery conditions for area drivers.

A lake effect snow warning remained in effect through 7 a.m. Sunday, with winds on Saturday gusting upwards of 30 miles per hour, according to

Accidents were reported across many areas of the county, including the towns of Norwich, Preston, New Berlin, Guilford, Oxford and Sherburne. The first, reported shortly before noon, occurred at 1646 County Road 10 in the Town of Preston. No injuries were reported and all those involved were treated on the scene.

A second accident, reported at approximately 1 p.m., took place at 6064 State Highway 8 in the Town of New Berlin. One patient, whose name was not released as of press time, was transported via Unadilla Valley Ambulance Corp. with unknown injuries to UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital. The New Berlin Fire Department and UVAC were again on the scene just hours later, at approximately 3:45 p.m., when a third accident was reported, this time at 1320 County Road 28 in the Town of New Berlin. Once again, one patient was transported via UVAC ambulance to UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital with unknown injuries.

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