Slick roads in the KJAN listening area
March 13th, 2013 by Ric Hanson
Slick roads may have contributed to an accident early this morning near the Interstate 80/Highway 71 interchange, northeast of Atlantic. Dispatch reports from the Cass County Communications Center indicated a two-vehicle personal injury accident involving a pickup and a semi/tanker truck happened at the I-80/Highway 71 interchange on Highway 71, at around 5:37-a.m. Atlantic Fire and Rescue and Medivac responded to the scene. The 36-year old driver of the pickup, who was from Nebraska, was transported to the Cass County Memorial Hospital. A report on his injuries is not currently available. The semi’s tractor was reportedly leaking fuel from one of its tanks following the collision.
Deputies reported the road to be slick this morning, and the Iowa DOT’s website at 511ia.org, shows all roads north of Highway 71/92 interchange are partially to mostly covered with snow, ice or slush.