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Icy Roads Blamed For Bridge Crashes

Posted by wlpo on March 18, 2013

Things are back to normal on area bridges after mayhem earlier this morning.

Within seconds just before 5:30, Peru and State Police were called about a two car crash on the Route 251 bridge in Peru as a car hit a guardrail and was then hit by another driver.  Traffic snarled quickly after a few chain reaction crashes.

At the same time just down the road on the Shippingsport bridge in La Salle, a truck overturned because of slippery conditions.  A few minutes after that, a chain reaction of crashes happened on the Interstate 39 bridge.

Just before 7:30, as bridges reopened to traffic, state police in La Salle responded to a semi rollover on an exit ramp on Route 351 from Interstate 80.  That was cleared up and traffic was back open in under an hour.

There have been no reports of serious injuries from any of this morning’s crashes.

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