Motorists encouraged to use 511PA to check winter road conditions. See story below.


Weather-related accidents reported in McKean County…Ridgway man accused of drug possession…PennDot advises motorists to check 511PA while traveling this winter….73.2% OF PA adults vaccinated….

Tuesday’s high, 39; Overnight low, 30







McKean County

A McKean County teenager escaped injury in a weather-related accident Sunday evening in Wetmore Township. State police report 18 year old Noah Gausman was going west on Route 6 near the Brick Road when his Hyundai Elantra went off the south shoulder during inclement weather and entered a ditch where it rolled over onto its roof and became disabled.

Minor  injuries were reported for a Canadian driver and his passenger after a one-car crash Sunday afternoon. Theodor Jucan of Woodbridge, Ontario was headed south when his 2021 BMW went off the west shoulder of Route 219 during inclement weather , went down an embankment and hit a tree before rolling over onto its roof. Jucan and his passenger, Brindusa Crainic ofToronto did not require treatment for their injuries.

DUI charges are being filed against 40 year old Elizabeth Arroyo of North Tonawanda, NY by state police at Lewis Run. Troopers claim when they stopped her 2014 Malibu on Route 219 in Lafayette Township late Friday night, they discovered she was driving under the influence.

Troopers did not release the name of a 43 year old Smethport man who is facing DUI charges. State police say when they pulled over his 2004 Jeep early Sunday morning on the North Open Brooklyn Road in Annin Township, they suspected he was driving under the influence. Charges are pending lab results.

Two people are facing DUI and DUI related charges in McKean County. State police contend when they stopped a vehicle on East Main Street in Bradford early Saturday morning, they determined the 21 year old man was driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol and his 17 year old female passenger from Wilcox was found to be intoxicated and was cited accordingly.

Elk County

State police at Ridgway have charged 38 year old Joseph Cristini of that town with possession of drug paraphernalia. Troopers say they responded to a report of a domestic violence incident at 59 Patsy Cline Avenue on the evening of October 19 but found there was no disturbance. However, when they returned the next day, with a search warrant, they allegedly found drugs  and paraphernalia.


With winter weather here, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) encourages motorists to “Know Before You Go” by checking conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting

PennDOT maintains nearly 40,000 miles of state-administered roadway and 25,400 bridges, which translates to approximately 95,000 snow lane miles. During the winter months, the public can find plow-truck locations and details of when the state-maintained roadways were last treated by selecting the “Plow Trucks” in 511PA.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 1,000 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

Follow PennDOT on Twitter at and like the department on Facebook at and Instagram at

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed that as of 11:59 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15, there were 5,778 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide cumulative total cases to 1,654,063.








There are 2,848 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 631 patients are in the intensive care unit with COVID-19. The trend in the 14-day moving average number of hospitalized patients continues to decrease. Statewide percent positivity for the week of Nov. 5 – Nov. 11 stood at 10.3%.

As of 11:59 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15, there were 72 new deaths identified by the Pennsylvania death registry, reported for a total of 32,483 deaths attributed to COVID-19. County-specific information and a statewide map are available on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard.

According to the CDC, as of Monday, Nov. 15, 73.2% of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older are fully vaccinated.

Vaccine providers have administered 14,639,681 total vaccine doses, including 1,170,546 additional doses (which includes additional shots for immunocompromised individuals and booster shots).

80,519 total pediatric vaccines doses (ages 5-11) have been administered.

6,545,479 people are fully vaccinated; with 51,423 vaccinations administered since yesterday and a seven-day moving average of more than 48,600 people per day receiving vaccinations.

In licensed nursing and personal care homes, there have been a total of 66,985 resident cases of COVID-19 to date, and 48,386 cases among employees, for a total of 115,371 at 1,663 distinct facilities in all 67 counties. Approximately 32,879 of total cases have been among health care workers.