Icy roads cause tens of crashes across Abilene, Big Country
By Karley Cross,
ABILENE, Texas ( KTAB/KRBC ) – Several Abilene and other Big Country agencies have reported multiple vehicle crashes Monday morning due to icy driving conditions.
Take a look at this wreckage just north of Ballinger:
A KTAB/KRBC crew on-site gathered that, due to the slick road conditions, three vehicles and a boat were involved. This crash happened around 10:00 a.m. Monday on Highway 83 North, and passengers were said to be okay.
At 7:00 a.m., the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) – Abilene announced via Facebook that crews were monitoring and treating roads throughout the district. Reminding that temperatures were below the freezing point of 32°, to slow your speed if you see water on the road.
Around 8:00 a.m., Abilene Police and Fire Departments (APD/ AFD) also took to Facebook to announce that its crews had already responded to 10 crashes by that time.
AFD said, “ If you must travel, SLOW DOWN! and INCREASE YOUR FOLLOWING DISTANCE! “
Come 10:00 a.m., the Coleman Police Department also announced on Facebook that roads were getting worse.
Also around 10:00 a.m., a jeep was involved in a single-vehicle crash along Industrial Boulevard and Loop 322 near Mad Coffee. A KTAB/KRBC crew was able to confirm that nobody was injured, but the jeep did crash into a power source, knocking out power to some of the surrounding buildings. APD was on scene to clean up and get the power back up and running.
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