Icy Roads Cause Accidents Throughout Region

Icy roads caused by leftover moisture and freezing temperatures and strong, gusty winds led to several accidents throughout the region.

Several weather-related accidents were reported throughout the area, including one in Princeton, New Jersey in which a car slammed into a tree.

Icy roads caused officials to close Lincoln Drive between Gypsy Lane and Rittenhouse street Monday night. It was later reopened. Lincoln Drive was then closed again shortly before 11:30 p.m. at Gypsy Lane due to a water main break.

High winds also damaged two telephone poles at Bryn Mawr and Parkside avenues in Wynnefield. A driver was also killed after heavy winds caused a tree to fall on top of his car in Villanova.

"Temperatures are well below freezing through the area now," said NBC10 First Alert Meteorologist Sheena Parveen. "Any untreated roads should be icy at this point. Winds are gusting near 40 mph so this is also helping to dry things out but they've most likely already frozen." 

Sunday's storm system began with snow, then a wintry mix before it completely changed over to rain. The wet weather moved out late Monday afternoon. Now we're seeing a drop in temperatures and 40 mph winds that are making it feel like the single digits.

In Philadelphia and along the I-95 corridor, we dropped below freezing by 7 p.m. and even earlier north and west of the city. After the sun went down, road conditions changed drastically and any slushy or wet surfaces froze quickly.

The icy conditions and cold temperatures will continue through Tuesday’s morning commute.

"For the morning temperatures will feel like the single digits through most of the area," Sheena said. "It will still be breezy but winds will decrease through the day, though not as windy as this evening was. Temperatures will be in the mid-20's for Tuesday highs." 

We’ll warm up on Wednesday with temperatures in the low 40's though there's also a chance of brief snow in the north and west suburbs early Wednesday morning. Wednesday night into Thursday morning another round of snow approaches from the west.

On Friday temperatures will drop to the 20's while they'll rise near 40 on Saturday. Then there will be another chance of snow on Sunday.

Please follow updated forecasts over the weekend, whether it’s on TV, our website, the NBC10 First Alert Weather or NBC10 News apps, Twitter or Facebook.

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