Morning rain turned into ice when it hit Maryland roads and bridges yesterday, forcing police to close an Interstate 95 bridge and causing a 20-car pileup on the Harbor Tunnel Thruway.
Police across Maryland reported numerous minor accidents caused by icy roads -- the first of the season for many areas east of the mountains.
Howard County was especially hard hit, and police reported a shortage of accident forms because of all the fender-benders.
State police said the 20-car pileup occurred about 7:30 a.m. in the northbound lanes of Interstate 895, near U.S. 1.
Only one person required hospital treatment -- for a broken ankle. Police blamed the accident on slippery road conditions.
Ice and several accidents prompted police to close the Patapsco River Bridge on I-95 in Howard County from about 7:30 a.m. to 8:30a.m.