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Freezing rain shuts down roads, causes crashes

Freezing rain shuts down roads, causes crashes
Freezing rain shuts down roads, causes crashes
Freezing rain shuts down roads, causes crashes
Freezing rain shuts down roads, causes crashes
Posted at 12:42 AM, Dec 17, 2016

CINCINNATI -- Multiple Tri-State police and fire departments recommended that residents remain inside early Saturday morning as freezing rain coated Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana roadways in black ice.

An overturned semitrailer closed southbound Interstate 75/71 south of Florence, Kentucky; no one was injured. Traffic was diverted off a rest stop and back onto the highway past the crash site.

Interstate 275 was closed for hours at the Carroll Cropper Bridge, between Kentucky and Indiana, because of the slick conditions. The northbound and southbound lanes had reopened by 7 a.m., but traffic remained slow in the area.

The Ohio Department of Transportation reported more than a dozen crashes that led to road closures between 11 p.m. and 1 a.m., including one involving 11 cars on Ronald Reagan Highway. Emergency services struggled to reach crash scenes without slipping, sliding or creating more pile-ups on the way.