Cars Careening Into South Cedar Road Ditches Saturday Morning

One witness said she saw no less than five cars go into ditches—and one hit a firetruck.

A car hit a fire truck on South Cedar Road Saturday morning. Credit: Submitted photo
A car hit a fire truck on South Cedar Road Saturday morning. Credit: Submitted photo
South Cedar Road was a treacherous mess Saturday morning with no less than five cars careening into ditches, a driver reported to Patch.

Another motorist hit a fire truck, the eyewitness said, but the crash was minor.

Driving conditions should be terrible Sunday as well, according to the National Weather Service.

"Accumulating snow will make roads snow covered and slippery beginning predawn and continuing through Sunday morning," the National Weather Service said. "Gusty winds sunday afternoon and sunday night will cause significant blowing and drifting of snow which along with a period of snow showers sunday evening may lead to near blizzard conditions at times sunday night ... especially in open and rural areas. Travel will be hazardous."

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Flora Dora January 26, 2014 at 08:58 AM
I too remember the days of cinders and sand. Much better for plants and doggie feet too.
Kristina Gericke January 26, 2014 at 12:53 PM
Indiana uses sand and it is not safe at all ! Has anyone been paying attention to all the deadly crashes on I 94 ? That's what sand will get you. The biggest issue here is people not using comomon sense. It's snow it makes the roads wet. Parents keep your young inexperienced drivers off the road and don't go out unless you have too. It's all about common sense, you either have it or you don't.
Crystal Jensen January 26, 2014 at 01:07 PM
I drove on it on my to and from work yesterday morning. Going in wasn't bad. Two and half hours later, it was terrible. The game changer was this; it was in the low thirties over night and the salt was able to do its job. Everything was melted and wet. Then the winds came, temps dropped Ned the blowing snow froze on the road. Couple that with the strong high wind that was blowing from the west, I had trouble maintaining control until I crossed Illinois Highway where there were buildings to slow the winds progression. Rule of thumb; stay alert and take your time.
local guy January 26, 2014 at 02:44 PM
Slow down people. Especially people in sport utilities that think they are Invincible!
Ty Conderoga January 26, 2014 at 05:40 PM
I-94 uses liquid deicer on that stretch, but lake effect trumps Man. Kristina, They don't just put sand on the highways. It's not the ice or the snow that's the problem, it's speed. An object in motion has the tendency to stay in motion.


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