28 wrecks here caused by ice on road


While DeWitt County did not suffer the extreme ice that shut down most of North Texas over the weekend, the effects were certainly felt here.
The sheriff’s office reports 28 wrecks were recorded here between 9 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday.
Half of those wrecks occurred between 9 p.m. Saturday and 2 a.m. Sunday.
According Sheriff Jode Zavesky only five injuries were reported and only three of those were transported to hospitals for treatment.
He also reported all but two of the 28 wrecks involved just one vehicle. In a majority of the wrecks, ice on the roads was the contributing factor.
Because most of the wrecks were in a short period of time, there was difficulty finding enough ambulances and wreckers to assist. In some cases the wait time for a wrecker was over two hours.
A review of the wreck locations indicates nine occurred on Hwy. 183 north of Cuero, four on Hwy. 87 south of Cuero, four on Hwy. 87 north of Cuero and three on Hwy. 77 south of Yoakum. The remainder of the wrecks were located on Hwy. 183 S., FM 236, Hwy. 119 S., and Hwy. 72.
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