Roads Still a Problem Throughout Area

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Published on February 5 2014 8:16 pm
Last Updated on February 5 2014 8:16 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Most roads in the region still have scattered slick spots, if they're not still snow- and ice-covered.

The road conditions led to collisions on I-70 westbound, about a mile west of Greenup this morning. State police said four vehicles were involved in the crash.  Reportedly, semis collided and then a car ran into one stopped semi and another semi rear-ended another stopped rig.

(THE IMPACT OF THIS REAR END CRASH OF TWO SEMIS SHOWS THE CAB OF THE BACK RIG PUSHED BACK TO THE TRAILER OF THE RIG)

The impact when the rig rear-ended another semi pushed the cab of the following rig back up against the trailer it was pulling.  The impact when the car struck the semi impacted the length of the passenger side of the car.

(THIS PHOTO SHOWS THE PASSENGER SIDE PRETTY MUCH TORN UP AS A RESULT OF STRIKING A STOPPED SEMI INVOLVED IN AN EARLIER CRASH)

Remarkably, no serious injuries resulted from the crashes.  The semi driver was taken for a cut on his head and the driver of the car was taken for examination.

The roadway is open, but work will be going on to remove the vehicles involved in the crashes.