Icy Roads Cause Problems For Early Morning Commuters

Ample rain Friday combined with an overnight Freeze Warning caused problems for Saturday morning commuters.

4-car pileup in the northbound lanes of US-75 on the Westgate Bridge. Black ice to blame.

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW-TV) -- Ample rain Friday combined with an overnight Freeze Warning caused problems for Saturday morning commuters.

Shawnee County Dispatch told 13 News that most bridges and overpasses were covered with a thin sheet of ice on Saturday morning.

A four-car accident was reported around 6:05 a.m. on the I-470 and US-75 northbound exit ramp. Crews had the flyover shutdown while crews cleaned up the wreck and waited for KDOT to treat the surface for ice.

One person was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Kansas Highway Patrol another four-car accident due to the icy conditions on North US-75 on the Westgate Bridge. Northbound traffic was still down to one-lane just before 9 a.m. on Saturday due to the pileup.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
631 SW Commerce Pl. Topeka, Kansas 66615 phone: 785-272-6397 fax: 785-272-1363 email: feedback@wibw.com
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 228456861 - wibw.com/a?a=228456861
Gray Television, Inc.