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First Snow of the Season, One Car Wreck

Posted: Saturday, November 10th, 2018 at 6:25 am
Author: KCII news

The first snow of the season fell Thursday night into Friday morning. Washington received 1.2 inches of snow overnight, according to the National Weather Service. Sigourney had approximately one inch of snow. Washington County Emergency Management Coordinator Marissa Reisen advises what you should keep in your vehicle during the winter months, “Things to keep in your car: a flashlight with extra batteries, a first aid kit, jumper cables, a cell phone charger, kitty litter for traction if you get stuck, plenty of bottled water and non-perishable food items, granola bars are a great thing to keep in your car because they’re individually wrapped and they’re high in protein and all that good stuff that you need, of course you want a snow brush and an ice scraper, and a basic toolkit.”

One car accident happened in Washington County due to the snowy conditions. According to the Washington County Communications Office, at 2:19 a.m. a Chevrolet Impala slid off of the roadway near Highway 218 and 130th Street in Riverside. Washington County Sheriff’s personnel responded and gave the driver a ride to a local gas station. The car was towed from the ditch and there was no damage to the vehicle.