Slippery going on roads, driveways and sidewalks in Bucks County

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John Rawlins has the latest on the icy conditions. (WPVI)

It was dicey going, particularly in the early morning hours, in Newtown and other Bucks County communities.

Between 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., residents reported slippery conditions on some roads, and especially on sidewalks and driveways in the area.

Harry Hughes of Newtown described how his wife slipped and fell on the sidewalk near the couple's.

"As soon as she went around her car, she lost it," said Hughes. His wife was okay, he said.

It was a slip-and-fall kind of morning across the area. Overnight, a light rain, drizzle and mist fell.

The precipitation froze on untreated surfaces, from cars to sidewalks to driveways.

Ice formed on some isolated road surfaces, as one driver learned going to work at about 6:45 a.m., when his rear-wheel-drive car ended up in a ditch.

"Yeah, on Woodbourne Road. This was before the salt trucks or anything came out," Chad Gillick of Levittown told Action News. "And the whole road was just covered with ice. I lost control of my car and went right into the ditch."

While conditions had improved a bit by noon, there were still icy patches.

Motorists and pedestrians were being urged to use caution throughout the day when heading out.
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