Ice Remains On Local Roads
By Mike Perleberg
Update posted at 8:15 a.m.:
Dozens of accidents are still being reported across the tri-state as black ice persists on roads and highways. Most of the accidents are occurring in the Ohio River Valley, where cooler air settled overnight.
As many as five vehicles were reportedly involved in a crash on U.S. 50 between Stateline Road and Lawrenceburg Road in Whitewater Township, Hamilton County, Ohio. The highway was closed at the crash scene, according to dispatchers.
A crash victim may have suffered broken legs in a crash on State Road 46 at Coonhunters Road in northern Dearborn County at around 7:30 a.m.
U.S. 50 eastbound at the bottom of Trester Hill in Aurora, near Conwell Street, had to be shut down for close to an hour following a crash in which a utility truck overturned. The highway reopened just before 8:00 a.m.
The black ice could melt off soon. The high temperature Wednesday is expected to be near 50 degrees.
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Original story posted at 7:12 a.m.:
(Dearborn County, Ind.) – Black ice is once again a concern for southeast Indiana area commuters Wednesday morning.
Snow continued to melt as temperatures warmed up near 50 degrees Tuesday, however, the air cooled enough overnight to allow the melt to refreeze on some stretches of road.
Black ice could be to blame for a crash on Pribble Road at Kaiser Road that occurred at around 6:48 a.m. A van wrecked into a utility pole, causing utility lines to fall down. A woman and children in the car were not injured, dispatchers said.
Another accident was reported on U.S. 50 at the foot of Trester Hill near Aurora with a utility truck overturned just after 7:00 a.m. It was unclear if injuries were involved.
Other reports of black ice have been made on State Road 1, North Hogan Road, Wilson Creek Road, and Thuermer Hollow Road in Ohio County. Highway departments have been requested to lay road salt at a number of the trouble spots.