Ice on U.S. 77 overpass causes series of early morning accidents Fri.

Winfield Courier – November 30, 2015

Three separate accidents occurred between 6 and 7 a.m. Friday morning south of Winfield on the overpass that goes over the railroad crossing about a mile south of the city limits on U.S. 77.
The first wreck involved a vehicle that spun out and hit the guard rail. Cowley County sheriff’s deputies and Winfield Fire/EMS responded to that accident. As they were working at that scene, another vehicle spun out and hit the first car, according to Sgt. Chad Monroe of the sheriff’s office.
Later a third vehicle spun out, crossed the median and hit the guard rail and then rolled.
The Kansas Highway Patrol helped work the third accident.
Monroe said Winfield EMS checked all the drivers and passengers, but none needed to be transported for further treatment.
“These were all due to the rain and cold temperatures,” Monroe said.
“This is what usually happens when we have our first cold spell. Drivers are just cruising along, and they forget that bridges and overpasses tend to ice over before there’s ice on the roads. Drivers just need to be more aware.”

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