Slick Roads Cause Dozens of Accidents Throughout Abilene

Published 02/10 2014 06:12PM

Updated 02/10 2014 09:45PM

The Abilene police department and the City Marshals Office responded to nearly 70 collisions from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, APD says.

A tweet from APD also states that the 911 dispatch center fielded 117 calls between 6 to 10 a.m. Firefighters, police and emergency responders were kept busy throughout the whole day with numerous accidents caused by slick roads.

Just southeast of the Abilene Regional Airport, a pickup and an SUV crashed into each other due to the icy conditions, sending the driver of the SUV to the hospital.

Traffic was diverted from Interstate 20 before SH 351 because an 18-wheeler heading westbound rolled over and fell on the median.

Several minor accidents were seen throughout the city as well. Aside from the road's icy conditions, Abilene Police say frosted windshields have also caused problems. According to APD, a woman crashed into two vehicles on the 500 block of Portland Avenue after realizing she couldn't see through her windshields.

The Texas Department of Transportation says conditions are expected to deteriorate overnight. Those who must travel should use extreme caution and check road conditions before deciding to travel.

Road conditions are available at, 1-800-452-9292 and on Facebook and Twitter.

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