Crashes, icy roads made for slow commutes Wednesday


GREENFIELD — Slick roads made for slow commutes Wednesday morning, with multiple slide-offs and accidents, particularly on Interstate 70.

By 10 a.m. traffic had cleared, but first-responders are still warning residents to use caution with driving.

Icy conditions caused a series of slide-offs and crashes around the county Wednesday morning, with more than a dozen reported on eastbound I-70.

A semi and a box truck each overturned within a mile of each other on the interstate at about 8 a.m. Emergency crews opted to leave the trucks where they were until conditions improved and other wrecks were cleaned up.

Neither truck driver was injured.

One crash shortly before 5 a.m. stalled eastbound traffic near the Mt. Comfort exit, mile marker 96. Both sides of the interstate were reported as icy.

Another left two vehicles abandoned off the side of the interstate near the 102 mile marker. Drivers are asked to use caution in the area.

First-responders are clearing wreckage from a car accident and U.S. 40 and Gem Road (County Road 500W) and ask drivers to avoid the area. Reports indicate a sport-utility vehicle struck a utility pole.