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Trumbull County sheriff urges drivers to stay off roads

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WARREN, Ohio - The Winter Blast hit Trumbull County roadways so bad, that authorities wanted people to stay home if they could on Wednesday.

It was slow going, even on major arteries throughout Trumbull County much of the morning and into lunchtime.

Sheriff deputies were flooded with accidents so much so, that motorists were urged not to drive if they didn't have to. 

"A multitude of accidents, we're trying to curtail injuries and property damage and just make sure the roads are more safe," Major Harold Firster says, with the Trumbull County sheriff's office.

While road conditions did not meet the level of an emergency declaration, Major Firster says it was important to ask drivers to use extra caution.

Trumbull County 911 dispatchers handled calls for 14 accidents without injuries and seven accidents with injuries between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. alone.

The storm was just another chapter in this winter season that has some in the county itching for spring to arrive.

While the weather kept some people home, others focused on fitness managed to make it to the gym to keep the weather off their minds.

"I remember a couple years back we had a bad winter, but this, this is like nothing I've ever seen," Caleb Daum says, of Howland.

And like others, Daum hopes this is one of the last times he's has to deal with the winter that seems like it doesn't want to stop.

 

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