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Few accidents reported after light snow

December 28, 2012
By PETER KASPARI, , Messenger News

Despite an overnight snowfall that made the roads slick, law enforcement agencies didn't report any major accidents Friday.

Fort Dodge Assistant Police Chief Kevin Doty said he had not heard of any problems in town, and Chief Deputy Jim Stubbs of the Webster County Sheriff's Department said there were only a few minor accidents in the county.

"It was a little slick in places, and there were a few people who slid into ditches, but overall nothing major happened," Stubbs said Friday. "It was a light layer of snow that stays stuck to the road. It's hard for the plows to remove such a small amount of snow."

Stubbs said it was possible that overnight freezing might cause problems for drivers Saturday, but he couldn't say for certain.

"My advice would be to use caution and slow down," he said. "It can be slick, even if you don't realize it. That ice isn't always visible to you, so it's a matter of slowing down to allow you to get to your destination."



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