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23 accidents on Monday
by Tribune Staff
Mar 22, 2011 | 605 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
RENO — On Monday morning, troopers from the Nevada Highway Patrol responded to and investigated nearly two dozen weather-related accidents. In a 10-hour time frame that began just after midnight to about 10 a.m. this morning, 23 accidents were reported on the highways in northern Nevada. Nineteen of the crashes were property damage only resulting in damage to the involved vehicles, adjacent roadway fences and sections of guardrail. People involved in the other four accidents had sustained some type of injuries. Most of the injuries were either self-reported or very minor.

Twenty-one of the accidents were reported in Washoe County and two took place in Douglas County. The U.S. 395 corridor between Cold Springs and Pleasant Valley was where the largest percentage of the calls for service were handled. Speed too fast for the conditions was the primary cause in all of the accidents.

As a precaution, motorists should always stay completely focused on their driving, and even more so when roadway surfaces are wet, icy or snow covered. Motorists should reduce the speed of their vehicles and adjust their driving habits as necessary. Allowing more time for one’s commute will help to minimize the stress while driving in such conditions which will hopefully allow those to reach their destination safely.
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