Friday’s snowy weather plays catalyst to nearly a dozen car wrecks in county

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

RACHEL TOWNSEND

rtownsend@stategazette.com

Many residents out traveling or simply running errands on Friday may have wished they just stayed home, as officers of the Newbern Police Department and THP officials reported nearly one dozen motor vehicle crashes, all occurring within a time period of only 12 hours.

According to officials of both departments, nearly all of the incidents were attributed to inclement weather conditions, which ultimately produced roughly 1-2 inches of snow throughout the surrounding area.

Newbern police officers responded to a total of five incidents throughout the course of the day. Authorities stated that all involved in the incidents were reported to have sustained no major injuries.

Officials of THP were also on scene at numerous vehicular crashes Friday, reporting six incidents on roads including: Highway 210, Nauvoo School Road, Lenox Nauvoo Road, and Millsfield Highway, McCullough Chapel Road, and Highway 51 South (near the Four Points area), where drivers once again fell victim to inclement weather conditions. Like Newbern, THP reported individuals involved to have sustained no major injuries.

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