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Slick roads cause St. Lawrence County crashes

Published: Jan. 6, 2022 at 11:43 AM EST
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CANTON, New York (WWNY) - Rain during the night made St. Lawrence County roads slick by morning.

There were several crashes during the morning commute Thursday, including one on State Route 68 just west of Canton.

A tow truck operator narrowly escaped injury as he was hooking up a stranded SUV.

Sheriff’s deputies said a pickup truck slammed into the SUV, which then hit the tow truck, at around 7 a.m.

The driver of the SUV was taken to Canton-Potsdam Hospital.

The driver of the pickup told deputies he was trying to avoid what he thought was an emergency vehicle and went onto the shoulder.

Johnson Towing owner Erik Johnson said his driver was lucky to escape injury.

The crash slowed traffic on Route 68 for about an hour.

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