Not as Many Weather Related Accidents Overnight as Officials Expected

(Gillette, Wyo.) Overnight Wednesday, Campbell County saw about half an inch of snow accumulate on the roads. WYDOT reported instances of black ice throughout the Northeast region of Wyoming this morning, and a warmup has only made some roads sloppier. Last night over in Sleepy Hollow, a 28 year old woman and her two children slid off the road and vaulted over a neighbor's driveway trying to get home. Everyone was wearing their seatbelts, and even though the 8 and 9 year olds complained of stomachaches, there were no serious injuries and no real damage to the car or surrounding property. There were several accidents on South Butler Spaeth road. A 19 year old ran his 2008 Mercedes in to the back of a 48 year old man sitting at a red light. No citations were issued, but $5000 in damage was done to the cars. An hour later, a woman in a Jeep was unable to stop and rear ended a 2010 Toyota. The 39 year old was issued a speeding ticket. When the weather becomes unpredictable, the Department of Transportation and law enforcement encourage everyone who has to be out on the roadways to drive slowly and with caution. #county17 #news -- *Brenda Kirk* Community Maven for | 614.940.7121 Twitter | Instagram | Facebook PitchEngine™ | *Connecting Communities* | Twitter | Facebook