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A Very Busy Week for Utica Police Amid Snow Emergency

Chief David Faber reports 12 traffic accidents during time of snow emergency this week.

Utica Police Department. Photo Credit: Patch file photo
Utica Police Department. Photo Credit: Patch file photo
Traffic accidents, citations, and cars sliding off of the roads made for a very busy week in Utica, according to Chief David Faber.

Since the snow emergency which was issued on Sunday, Utica Police responded to 12 traffic accidents and 20 calls of cars sliding off of roads into either a ditch or a snow embankment, Faber said. Of the 12 accidents, three resulted in injuries, he added.

"Our personnel were prepared and provided outstanding service to our residents. I would like to thank our Department of Public Works for their tireless efforts in clearing the streets, and Utica Van Dyke Towing for their prompt response to our wrecker needs," he said.

Ten citations were issued in the accidents, Faber said, mostly for either driving too fast given the weather conditions or for being unable to stop in a safe and sure distance. However, he added, Utica residents showed "excellent cooperation" with regard to possible parking violations and police did not issue any tickets.

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