UPDATED: Police report wintry weather-related accidents across Centre County

From CDT staff reportsDecember 21, 2012 

Centre County police and emergency crews were busy Thursday night responding to various accidents caused by the snowy weather.

Westbound route 322 from near Port Matilda to the police barracks at Philipsburg was closed as police cleared an accident involving a tractor-trailer and a car, according to police scanner reports. The road has been reopened.

Also near Philipsburg, Route 350 was closed due to an accident. It was unclear who was involved in the accident or if there were any injuries.

Rockview state police reported a crash on Interstate 80 at 7:50 p.m. Thursday. Bianca Danielle Williams, 22, of Williamsport was driving west in the left lane and lost control of her 1997 Honda Accord. The car struck the guard rail and came to rest in the media.

The car was towed from the scene.

Williams and a passenger, Joseph Anthony Caschera, 23, of Williamsport, were both wearing seat belts and were not injured.

Rockview state police also reported a one-vehicle crash on state route 144 (Runville Road) in Boggs Township.

At approximately 5:50 p.m. Thursday, Lynn M. Kalinosky, 43, of Port Matilda, lost control of her 2006 Hyundai Elantra during slippery conditions.

Kalinosky was traveling north when her car slid off the road on a downhill slope and rolled onto its left side. She was wearing a seat belt and was not injured, police said.

Wet snow began falling at about 5 p.m. and is expected to continue at times through Friday, potentially making for slippery driving conditions.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory beginning at 1 a.m. Friday and continuing through 7 p.m. Saturday.

The advisory is for much of northern Pennsylvania and through the central mountains. Total accumulation is expected to be from 3 to 5 inches. Overnight lows will be in the mid to upper 20s.

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that a significant amount of snow is forecast that will make for dangerous travel, according to the National Weather Service.

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