Jul 30, 2014

Icy 13th Street Caused Several Accidents Friday

Friday's weather wreaked havoc on Oak Creek streets.

Icy 13th Street Caused Several Accidents Friday

Drivers struggled with snow and icy conditions Friday, particularly on 13th Street and its intersection with Drexel Avenue.

According to the logbook, one of the first accidents happened at 3:50 p.m., when a vehicle was southbound on 13th Street. The driver was unable to stop and slid through the intersection, striking a curb and knocking down a traffic signal in the median.

More accidents in that area were reported throughout the afternoon and into the night. Several reports of cars in the ditch came in between 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. The Milwaukee County Highway Department was called multiple times to salt the intersection.

Another stoplight was knocked down just before 6 p.m. at the southwest corner of Howell Avenue and Ryan Road when a driver tried to slow down while turning right but skidded on some ice and struck the pole.

Meanwhile, at least two accidents caused by the weather were reported at the intersection of Howell and Rawson avenues just after 5:30 p.m. One resulted in a citation for following too closely.

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