Chattanooga Roads And Wrecks

All of Chattanooga’s roads are back open Monday night.  But earlier in the day and overnight there were 38 total accidents.  The snow and ice caused slick conditions for many drivers.  Callers reported some of the winter weather accidents to dispatchers. 

“I guess I hit an icy patch or something and just turned completely sideways and smashed into the wall head on.”

“We are on Holtzclaw, we sliding all across the road here, right now.”

“As far as I know it’s just cars sliding all over the road, people still trying to get up through there too.”

The calls kept coming all night long from drivers slipping and slamming into others on icy roads.

“It was an ice related car accident, no injuries, just car accident.”

“No one should even be out here, if I make it home I’m not going back out.”

Victims of the freezing and snowy weather, and those just trying to help.

“I couldn’t stop coming down the hill, and on the other side of the road, there was a car in the ditch, on its side, and there’s no way there to help, don’t know if he’s hurt or not.”

One of many accidents Sunday night was on Highway 27, when a jeep and car collided head on.  Monday, we found the remains of the nearly 40 wrecks in Chattanooga overnight.  Cars still stuck in ditches and on the side of the road.  From Addison, to Norcross, where part of the road was blocked off around a crashed car, and on Ely, where Alex Nash and James Loven were out trying to help drivers in dangerous spots.

“There’s ice right here and it’s really hard to see, people don’t seem to realize that it’s still really bad.”

We got to the slippery section just minutes after another car slid off, and the driver was still reporting the accident to an officer.  She wasn’t alone, Nash and Loven say many were driving too fast for frozen streets.  “As soon as they realize people are slowing down, they get on their brakes real hard and that’s probably the worst you can do because you are out of control by then, cause you’re sliding.”







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