Black ice forces closure of Route 9
GOSHEN - An early morning accident along Route 9 in Goshen forced the closure of the state highway for just under an hour Sunday morning. A late model Honda Accord was traveling westbound just in front of the Goshen Stone Company when black ice on the roadway caused the driver to lose control, spin and hit the guardrail (gray car on left). The first firefighters to arrive, after realizing how poor the road conditions were at the scene, called on 56-E1 to block the road to protect responders. Within seconds of closing the roadway another vehicle driving into the scene started skidding on the ice and careened off of the fire truck (red car on right). The driver of that vehicle was cited for driving faster than road conditions allowed. The State Highway truck was dispatched to spread salt on the icy roads before both lanes were reopened to traffic. No injuries were reported from either incident.
(November 26, 2006)