Wet roads lead to dozens of accidents
By: Rebecca Turco
PROVIDENCE – Even though Wednesday’s snowstorm didn’t hit Rhode Island as hard as it could have, wet roads led to dozens of accidents and a death.
Siobhan Ross-Humphries, 45, of Providence died after she lost control of her car on Route 101 in Foster and veered into oncoming traffic, according to State Police. Troopers responded to about 35 accidents Wednesday.
The inclement weather was most likely to blame for the accidents, according to Lt. Stephen Flood. “Generally with these weather conditions, speed is always the factor,” he explained. “The slower you go in bad weather, the better off you’re going to be. You’ll have more time to stop.”
Most of the accidents happened in northern Rhode Island, where the storm hit harder. But even so, several drivers there told ABC6 road conditions were not too bad. ” My ride home was a little slippery but it wasn’t too bad,” said Benjamin Vito of Foster.
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