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Snow Storm Results in Dozens of Crashes

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The first snow storm of the fall is causing treacherous conditions for drivers across northern Nevada.

"I think there's probably a lot of anxiety and stress out there," Cathy Butler, Reno resident said. "People are still trying to hurry up and get somewhere but it's just not safe."

"At least a half-dozen accidents, quite a bit of law enforcement, and a lot of people sliding around in and out of the ditches," Chris Ahnlund, Reno resident said.

The Nevada Highway Patrol has responded to dozens of accidents, including four of their own units.

The main culprit is the slick roads.

"We went from call to call to call to call, all over the north, from the east side of Reno to the west side of Reno," Sgt. Michael Edgell, NHP said. "In fact, we've got a multiple car crash out on the west side of Boomtown."

The snow also wreaked havoc on drivers in places like Virginia Street, where some drivers simply couldn't drive any farther.

"I got past this bridge, right here, and that was it," Jay Brown, Reno resident said. "It's iced. It's light snow on top of ice. I can't get over it."

Police officers stayed busy helping drivers get some momentum to keep traffic flowing.

But others decided it was best to pull over and wait out the storm.

"I just kind of pulled over and I didn't want to take the risk," Kent Vong, UNR student said. "It was just too much of a risk for me. So, I just wanted to play it safe, today."

If you get into an accident, but your car is okay to drive, troopers say it's best to get as far off the highway as possible and call the authorities.

If you have to, you an file a police report later on.

Written by Paul Nelson
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