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Many people lost control of their vehicles while driving snowy roads Friday.

New York State Police at Fredonia and the Sheridan Fire Department responded to a single vehicle accident on Center Road in the town of Arkwright around 12:30 p.m.

According to state police, Rebecca S. Brittain of Forestville was headed north on Center Road lost control of her vehicle and entered the ditch on the east side of the roadway. Her vehicle also struck a utility pole.

No injuries were reported.

According to the trooper on the scene, the road was snow covered and slippery at the time of the accident. A similar accident occurred very near the scene of Friday’s accident on Wednesday when a box truck entered the ditch near Straight Road. The trooper said because of the hill there in combination with the weather conditions make the road tough to commute.

In Ripley, a Westfield woman was injured after her vehicle rolled over Friday morning.

According to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department, Govita Castro, 35, was heading West on Route 20 in Ripley around 11:40 a.m. when she lost control of her vehicle, struck a guard rail and overturned.

She was transported to Westfield Hospital with head and neck injuries. Along with Sheriff deputies, the Ripley Fire Department responded to the scene.

Later Friday in the town of Hanover, unsafe speed contributed to a two car accident around 3:45 p.m.

According to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, Jennifer Lee, 21, of Angola, was traveling north on Alleghany Road near the intersection of Bradley Road when her vehicle entered the snow covered roadway and she lost control of the vehicle, which caused her to enter the opposite lane and collide with a car driven by James Reinagel, 45, of Frewsburg who was heading south.

Lee was transported to Lake Shore Hospital with minor injuries. She was given appearance tickets for unsafe speed and failure to keep right for the Hanover Town Court. Hanover Center and Silver Creek fire departments assisted at the scene.

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