Semi accident closes US 224

Winter weather Monday evening caused several accidents on Seneca County roadways.

On U.S. 224, a semi-truck hauling 32,000 pounds of lawnmowers overturned and struck a power pole, causing the roadway to be closed between SR 67 and SR 19, Deputy Justin Nowak of the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office said.

Nowak said Monday night that AEP was to repair the power pole before the semi could be up-righted. He expected the repairs and the process of righting the semi to take several hours. Nowak said live wires had gone across the roadway and the pole also was leaning against the semi.

A dispatcher from the sheriff’s office said no one was injured in the crash, which was reported in front of 6585 U.S. 224 around 7:30 p.m.

Nowak said following the crash, a power outage was reported only at one residence. As AEP was to repair the pole, other residences in the area were expected to possibly be affected by an outage, he said.

The dispatcher said several other crashes, mainly vehicles in ditches, were reported Monday evening, but there were no injuries.

According to the National Weather Service, 2 to 6 inches of snow was expected to fall Monday evening into early this morning. Sleet and freezing rain also were in the forecast.