With the start of spring only a week away, the morning of March 13, 2013, reminded motorists that winter is still here. Fast-moving snow showers caused wrecks, traffic, and headaches for morning commuters on the tri-state roadways in Northern Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio.
There were several car accidents in Northern Kentucky due to the snow that fell overnight and into the morning. The Boone County Sheriff’s office reported that early morning “black ice” also caused problems for motorists. The slick conditions of overpasses, bridges, highway ramps, and hills led to traffic accidents reported on each major highway and many of the major roads in Northern Kentucky and the Greater Cincinnati area.
The snowfall not only made it slick for motorists, but it reduced visibility to a half mile or less in certain areas. This combination made for hazardous driving conditions leading to the following accidents:
- Interstate 74 near Brookville exit was the scene of a jackknifed semi-truck that led to six vehicles sliding off the road.
- Interstate 275 at Kilby Road was the scene of a four-car accident that hospitalized a pregnant woman.
- Interstate 275 in Colerain Township was the scene of a three-car spin out.
- Interstate 71 between Stewart and Kenwood was closed for a stopped truck.
- The ramp from westbound Norwood Lateral to south I-75 was closed after a multi-car accident.
- The Ronald Reagan Highway was the scene of several minor accidents.
Transportation officials did admit to not treating the roads appropriately in advance because they were expecting light snow showers. After the snow began falling, crews were called in.
The Northern Kentucky accident attorneys at the Law Office of Schachter, Hendy & Johnson would like to wish everyone injured in these accidents a full and fast recovery.