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Police respond to stranded vehicles, collisions

By KTVA CBS 11 News 12:50 AM November 12, 2013

First major snowfall prompts road warnings, car crashes

ANCHORAGE – After ice and about 8 inches of new snow coated Anchorage roads Sunday, police said they responded to dozens of accidents, injuries and disabled vehicles.

By noon Monday, a spokeswoman for the Anchorage Police Department said officers had responded to 58 vehicles in distress and 16 accidents. Two of those accidents injured drivers. Sunday, when Anchorage roads were slick with ice and standing water, police said they responded to 65 vehicles in distress. There were 42 collisions without injuries, and six more with injuries.

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities released a statement Monday afternoon encouraging motorists to drive according to road conditions, maintain safe distances between other vehicles and make sure headlights, mirrors and windows are free from snow and ice.

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