Ice on roads causes dozens of accidents

November 22, 2008|By Nick Madigan

Slick, icy conditions on roadways last night caused dozens of accidents across the Baltimore metro region. In Baltimore County, rush-hour commuters traveling north on Interstate 83 near Belfast Road were backed up in long lines after a car skidded into a ditch, just one of what a police officer called "many, many accidents" in the county, most on its eastern side. The officer, Cpl. Benjamin Yohe, said there were accidents, some with injuries, in Essex, Parkville, White Marsh and Dundalk. At Sunshine Avenue and Belair Road in Kingsville, a woman was freed from a wrecked car and taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Her condition was unknown. In Harford County, a dispatcher for the sheriff's office said emergency crews had rescued people from two crashed vehicles and that there had been five other accidents with injuries in the course of the evening. In Carroll County, a police dispatcher who identified himself only as John said roads were "real slick" and causing "a lot of fender-benders," particularly closer to Pennsylvania.

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