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Metro 911 Says 92 Crashes Reported In Kanawha County Thursday

Reported: Feb. 14, 2014 9:49 AM EST
Updated: Feb. 14, 2014 9:58 AM EST
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Jeff Morris) -- Anyone who traveled on Kanawha County roads on Thursday knows what a mess they were, and the figures prove it.

Metro 911 said there were 92 accidents -- 16 with injuries -- reported on Thursday, according to a news release from the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office.

The sheriff’s office responded to 32 of those crashes, a little more than one-third of the total for the whole county.

Deputies said the temperature changes and predicted additional snow is sure to cause more hazards for motorists Friday. Although many of the crashes were weather related, the sheriff's office said it is important to remember most also are driver caused and can be avoided with extra caution and awareness.

The sheriff's office advised motorists to allow extra travel time in their schedule, clear windows of ice and car tops of snow, and watch out for others on the roadways so everyone can have a safe and accident-free weekend.



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