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Winter Weather On the Way

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the entire region through Monday afternoon. Snow, some heavy at times will work through the region over the next 24 to 36 hours.  Looks like even into Tuesday some snow showers may linger.  Accumulations are likely and in some cases may exceed 5 to 9" across parts of the region.  Look for some colder air to move in for the beginning of the week as well with temperatures in the 20s for highs. 

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Accident on I-99 shuts down southbound lane

By: WJAC Web Staff

LOGAN TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- An accident early Monday morning shut down Interstate 99 southbound in Blair County.

Police said Brendan Kifer, 21, was traveling south on Interstate 99 when he lost control of his car between the Frankstown and Plank Road exits.

Kifer and his car traveled onto the east berm then went across both lanes of Interstate 99, police said.

Police said the car then went onto the west berm and, while spinning, struck a large light pole and the cement base, knocking the pole down.

Kifer then struck another cement-anchored sign labeled Plank Road. Kifer was then ejected from his car, police said.  

Police said after the second impact the car came to rest along the west berm facing east direction.

Moments later the vehicle caught fire and that fire was extinguished by two passing truck drivers with their on board fire extinguishers.

Kifer was driving a 1997 Chevrolet Camaro, which suffered severe damage.

Kifer was taken to UPMC Altoona and was listed in critical condition.

The investigation continues and alcohol as well as speed is a likely contributor to the accident. 

 
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Edgar Snyder

Washington Times

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