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Icy roads contribute to area wrecks

From Staff Reports
Jan. 15, 2013 at 3:40 a.m.


Freezing rain and sleet contributed to several wrecks this morning that stalled major roads near Longview.

Texas Department of Public Safety troopers worked a series of crashes beginning at 7 a.m. on Texas 31 at the Sabine River bridge. Crashes occurred in both directions on the roadway.

The first crash involved four vehicles. There were three vehicles involved in a second crash, and then there were more. No one was transported for injuries in the crashes.

According to Longview police, there were also multiple wrecks on Interstate 20 near the Estes Parkway intersection. Traffic in the westbound lanes was stalled.

Freezing rain and sleet are forecast to continue in East Texas through the morning hours.

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