Icy Roads Cause Several Accidents in Iowa Monday Morning

By: Amaka Ubaka Email
By: Amaka Ubaka Email

If you were headed to work Monday morning you may have run into some icy roads.

Those icy roads caused several crashes on HWY 92 within thirty minutes of each other.

Moriah Bees commutes daily from Council Bluffs to Treynor and says her drive Monday morning was definitely unusual.

“It felt like you were actually on ice and then all of a sudden, I started fishtailing,” says Bees.

“That's when I realized it was slick. It was that frost that you didn't even know it was there until you hit it.”

Bees saw two crashes on Hwy 92 near Carson, along with several cars in ditches.

“To see three or four more new cars in just 20 minutes was crazy. I mean I just held the wheel, went 30 or 35 and still fishtailed.”

She experienced what is so common this time of year which is frost on the roads. Scott Miller, an Iowa State trooper says drivers should be prepared for icy roads at any time.

Miller says the patches could be icy and slick or dry, but either way you should slow down if you see it.

There are a couple of recommendations if you do find yourself losing control of your car.

"Let off the brake and try and steer in the direction of the skid so that your car won't go off the road."

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