Icy Conditions Cause Accidents

By: Autria Godfrey Email
By: Autria Godfrey Email

January 22, 2007

As the snow accummulated throughout the day so did the car wrecks. Officials in and around our area say there were over seventy accidents during the day and overnight and most were not attributed to actual snow.

"The ice is the main culprit for most of the incidents with the vehicles going off the roadway and for calls for disabled vehicles as well" said Deputy Randy Snead of the Green County Sheriff's office.

Fortunately, there were no fatalities near our area and today crews are spraying, scraping, and shoveling to try and keep it that way.

"There's still a few slick spots here and there with the slush and the backroads that haven't been hit or taken care of by the chemicals yet due to the weather" said Snead.

Even with all major arteries now cleared officials say that slush is just as dangerous as the sheets of ice.

"It makes it more difficult to get around cause you don't have the traction, and people that think the roads are clear actually hit black ice" said Snead.

Hazardous black ice will grow into an even bigger problem especially along windy rural streets as darkness falls.

"We will have crews out tonight patrolling the roads, you know we know we've got certain cold spots low areas hills and curves where we tend to have problems" said Snead.

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