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Wintry Mix Causes Issues In Allentown

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By Syma Chowdhry

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (CBS) – Sleet and freezing rain left an icy mess in Allentown on Wednesday.

“This is crazy weather,” said Barry Thorpe, a resident.

“You walk on something you think is slush, and it’s ice,” agreed Scott Gaffney.

Allentown mayor Ed Pawlowski said they’ve cleared major roads and are now working on secondary streets and alleys.

“One thing we are concerned about is flooding, so we have a whole crew out opening up inlets,” he said. “Our entire fleet is out from every department.”

East of Allentown, there were some problems on the highway. A bus and a truck collided on Route 33 in Bethlehem Township.

Police say some passengers there were treated for non life-threatening injuries.

Of course, just walking around was also dangerous.

“It’s bad – you can’t walk on the street, you will get hit by a car. You can’t walk on the sidewalk, you will fall all over the place,” Gaffney said.

Now, folks are keeping their eyes on the forecast.

“The next storm that comes is going to pound us,” Thorpe worried.

But the mayor says Allentown is prepared.

“We are prepared for whatever Mother Nature throws at us.”