Melting snow turns to ice, causes two crashes
THARPTOWN - Two crashes occurred in the same area of Route 61 near Brewery Curve just 2 1/2 hours apart Friday night as the highway turned slippery when melting snow refroze.
The first crash, involving one vehicle, resulted in injuries, police said. They said an SUV traveling south apparently went out of control, skidded across the highway and hit a guard rail almost head-on.
Traffic in the area was restricted to one-lane in each direction for a short time.