Weather causes accidents, road closures in Cortland County

CORTLAND, N.Y. — Icy road conditions are causing accidents in locations throughout Cortland County, according to 911 dispatchers.

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Travel advisories have been issued in Seneca, Cayuga and Madison counties and the city of Syracuse.

A travel advisory has not been issued in Cortland County, but emergency officials recommend avoiding any unnecessary travel. A winter weather advisory remains in effect until 7 p.m.

Related: Flood advisory issued for Cortland County

A dispatcher could not immediately confirm how many weather-related accidents have been reported Tuesday, though he said the department remains " very busy."

Here's an incomplete list of various accidents reported in the county:

5:12 p.m. – Crews were called to Groton Avenue near Homer Avenue for a vehicle that had slid and driven into a fire hydrant. Stevenson Avenue has been closed while police and fire crews clear the scene.

5:17 p.m. – Dispatchers reported a two-car motor vehicle accident at Pleasant and Groton Avenue. Pleasant Road was shut down.

5:22 p.m. – A two-car motor vehicle accident was reported at Route 281 and Wheeler Avenue, with one person suffering leg injuries.

5:40 p.m. – Crews are called to an accident involving a bus and a car at 40 Prospect Terrace. No injuries were reported.

6 p.m. – One vehicle slid into a parked van. No injuries reported.


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