Icy roads blamed for hundreds of accidents in Houston area

Icy roads blamed for hundreds of accidents in Houston area

Icy roads blamed for hundreds of accidents in Houston area

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by KHOU.com staff

khou.com

Posted on January 24, 2014 at 9:36 AM

Updated Saturday, Jan 25 at 12:02 AM

HOUSTON – Emergency crews have been busy responding to dozens of crashes all over Houston.

Between 4 and 8 a.m., the Houston Fire Department responded to more than 100 accidents. Half of those happened between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m.

Crews in surrounding  counties are also seeing hundreds of crashes.

The ice is widespread and isn’t confined to bridges and overpasses, so many drivers are caught off guard when they hit a slick spot.

Click here for the most recent list of icy conditions and closures.

Drivers are urged to stay home, if possible, and use extra caution if you have to get out.

Here are some tips for driving in icy conditions if you do have to get out.

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