Winter Storms Cause Accidents and Deaths Across the U.S.
The snow might look pretty, but with the cold and ice, it’s nothing to play with. Please people, stay calm, safe, and warm.
A winter storm of snow, freezing rain and bone-chilling temperatures socked the nation’s mid-section and East Coast on Saturday, causing hundreds of accidents on icy roads and putting a crimp on Christmas shopping.
At least five deaths were blamed on the slick roads and authorities were investigating a few other traffic fatalities as possibly weather-related. Perhaps the biggest accident happened in Baltimore, when a tanker carrying gasoline skidded off a highway and exploded, authorities said.
Two people died and at least 15 were injured in the 55-vehicle pileup on Interstate 95, Baltimore City Fire Chief Roman Clark said. He said it was too early to determine the cause of the crash.
“We have nothing but sheets of ice throughout the city, sidewalks,” Clark said.
It was unclear whether the pileup started before the tanker crash or was caused by it. The northbound lanes of I-95 were closed…
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