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Snow causes several crashes

Feb. 16, 2013 @ 11:28 PM

HUNTINGTON -- A little bit of snow was enough of a hazard to cause six wrecks on I-64 between Milton and Huntington within one hour Saturday night.

No one was hospitalized in any of the incidents, which dispatchers said were likely due to the wet roads that began to freeze early in the evening. They noted patterns like this are common on the interstate, which tends to freeze faster than other routes.

The first crash was reported to Cabell County 911 dispatchers just after 6:30 p.m. when a car lost control in the eastbound lanes between the Huntington Mall and Milton exits.

The next crash was reported as occurring in the eastbound lanes near the 5th Street Road exit just before 7 p.m.

The rest of the crashes were reported between 7 and 7:30 p.m., and they all were reported as occurring at various points between the Huntington Mall and Milton exits, including a rollover accident at the 28-mile marker in the eastbound lanes, just past the Milton exit.

I-64 was not closed down following any of the crashes, but one lane of the road was closed for a short period of time following the rollover accident.



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