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Slippery Roads Cause All Kinds of Accidents Friday Night

Tri-Com scanner reports are piling up as fast as the actual accidents on the roads made slick by rain and ice.

Numerous Tri-Com scanner reports came in Friday with accidents and cars in the ditch on Randall Road, Kirk Road and other major thoroughfares, as drivers make their way home from work during the Friday afternoon rush.

The freezing rain continued into the night. At 8:45 p.m., the city sent a notice saying it was barricading some of the side streets on hills because autos couldn't get enough traction to get up them, and there was extreme danger coming downhill.

Reports included accidents and vehicles in ditches at Kirk and Fargo, Fargo and Country Squire, Kirk and DuKane, Lorraine and Fago, Fabyan and Western Avenue and at various intersections on State Street.

Many of the accidents included "unknown injuries."

Be careful of the hill on East State Street in Geneva.

"People coming down on the hill are spinning out on the ice," one dispatcher said at about 5:15 p.m. Friday.

The city of Geneva sent a notice saying the roads were especially bad on secondary streets such as Fargo.

If you know of any tie-ups, please add them to the comments field or email rickn@patch.com.

Slippery sidewalks and parking lots caused a lot of falls, as well.


Rob T January 10, 2014 at 06:56 PM
Besides the ice, the streets are flooding in some areas because the snow is blocking the storm sewers! If anyone has a storm sewer in front of their house, please help the city and your neighbors and shovel the snow off of the sewer cover. If you make a path from the sewer to the street, it will relieve the water that is building on the roadways. Better in the sewers than in your basement.
Jackie-Fowler Garth January 10, 2014 at 07:31 PM
Fargo and Western at 5:30 and another just two blocks down toward Randell. They look wet only but are very slippery. People going too fast and sliding through the stop signs. Someone almost hit us that way and I slowed to avoid. He ran right in front of us instead of into us.
Myrna Twin Resendez January 11, 2014 at 02:33 AM
http://www.youcaring.com/other/4-paws-for-gio-/104920 please veiw

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