Icy Roads Cited For Numerous Accidents Monday

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(Memphis) A little bit of ice on Memphis roads created some big problems for drivers Monday morning.

Memphis police had to shut down the I-240 east ramp leading on to 385 for a while after a number of drivers lost control on the icy roadway.

A man was also transported to the hospital in critical condition after his car slid off an icy overpass on Perkins near Lamar.

The SUV rolled several times before landing at the bottom of a hill.

It was one of three separate accident on the same overpass before 5a.m.

About a mile away, on Lamar, three other drivers crashed along another slick bridge.

The driver of jeep lost control and flipped over.

Two other drivers crashed trying to avoid her vehicle.

The female driver in the overturned SUV was not seriously hurt.

Tow truck drivers called in to clean up the accidents says the conditions weren’t nearly as bad as the city’s last ice storm, but still got the best of some drivers.

” I thought it would probably be worse than it was. I’m real surprised we don’t have more ice than we actually do,” said Chuck Barbee with Gleaves Wrecker Service.

Barbee says when conditions change outside drivers need to slow down and pay attention.


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