More snow was expected, emergency crews still stay busy

Photo courtesy of New York State Police An accident Wednesday morning damaged a pair of vehicles at Vineyard Drive and Route 60.

Through most of Wednesday, the winter storm warning for the region seemed a bit overdramatic.

Yes, snow accumulated in some portions of the region, such as the Cassadaga and Gerry area, but totals by evening were nothing out of the ordinary. Roads, however, were impacted by the weather.

According to the New York State Police, a Ford Escape, driven by Dunkirk resident Jeffrey Strauss, attempted a left-hand turn onto the Thruway after 7:30 a.m. Wednesday. Strauss told troopers he misjudged the road due to glare from the road and turned into the path of a Chrysler 300, driven by Fredonia resident Susan Kurgan.

Strauss and Kurgan were both taken to Brooks Memorial Hospital with minor injuries, Capt. Eric Balon of the New York State Police said.

Other reported accidents had Sherman firefighters responding to a crash on Interstate 86. while around 11:30 a.m., Sinclairville and Gerry first responders were called to a car into a tree near 2642 Old Chautauqua Road.

National Weather Service spotters reported Cherry Creek with 11 inches of snow through Wednesday afternoon. Many other locations for the afternoon reported an inch or less.

A winter storm warning remained in effect until this evening with snow likely before 11 a.m., followed by a chance of snow showers later in the day and a high near 25.

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