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Roads Messy As Snowfall Hits Thursday Afternoon


Traffic on the Newtown Bypass.
Credit: Submitted

As snow fell across the Newtown area, roads became covered and drivers were jammed.

The Newtown Bypass, Swamp Road, and Durham Road in Newtown Township were reported by several readers to be very slow moving with a number of cars either stuck or off the main lanes of travel as of late afternoon.

“Cars are disabled or crashed, roads are blocked or closed altogether. If you’re not on the road stay off of them!” the Newtown Fire Association posted on Facebook.

Upper Makefield police posted that Eagle Road was slippery and showed an image of an SUV off the roadway.

On I-295 in Lower Makefield at the Newtown Exit, the lanes of travel were slushy but traffic was moving at a slower-than-usual speed. Nearby on Route 1 in Middletown, the conditions were similar.

Traffic on Street Road in Warminster was reported to be moving slowly, and authorities in Warwick and Doylestown all reported problems on their roadways due to the slick conditions.

Forecasters expected between a trace to 2 inches. They also said sleet, freezing rain, and rain are expected later Thursday afternoon and will continue into Friday morning. The accumulation of snow is expected to stop by late afternoon.


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Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield has covered news in Bucks County for five years for both newspaper and online publications. In 2012, Tom was honored at the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation's Keystone Press Awards for his coverage of President Obama's visit to Falls Township in 2011. When he's not covering news in the area, Tom enjoys checking out the newest restaurants and bars, exploring forgotten places of industry in the area, going to local parks and spending time with his friends and family. If there's one thing you should know about Tom, he is a local news junkie through and through. Email: tom@newtownpanow.com Phone: 215-431-1001