Update: Avoiding Driveway Plow Led to Accident
LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – A driver’s attempt to avoid a snow plow clearing a driveway Sunday (Feb. 7, 2021) at 11:21 a.m. in the 1600 block of North Keim Street caused her vehicle to leave the roadway and strike a utility pole, according to a report on the Lower Pottsgrove Police Department’s CrimeWatch website.
The driver, a Pottstown resident, was not injured in the accident, the Monday (Feb. 8) report stated. The car later was able to be driven from the scene, police indicated.
Ringing Hill Fire Company volunteers assisted with what were reported as wires downed on the road. It was later determined that a guide wire, and not an electrical power line, had fallen. The affected pole, near 1699 N. Keim St., was inspected by a Metropolitan Edison crew. First responders left the scene shortly thereafter.
- An earlier story on this incident, published Feb. 7 by The Post, appears below:
Crews Respond to Sunday Accident on North Keim
LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – Sunday morning (Feb. 7, 2021, at 11:26 a.m.) drivers in Lower Pottsgrove Township were urged to avoid North Keim Street between Brooke and Yerger Roads, where Montgomery County emergency dispatchers reported a motor vehicle accident had occurred. A car is said to have collided with a utility pole. The circumstances and injuries, if any, were unknown at the time.
Utility lines reportedly were downed as a result. Volunteers of the Ringing Hill and Sanatoga fire companies, and Lower Pottsgrove police, responded to the scene. Fire police directed vehicles along that portion of the highway.
AccuWeather reported Sunday’s snowfall made driving on regional roadways slippery and dangerous. Best advice it offered at the time was to avoid all travel unless absolutely necessary.
Photo by The Post