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Emergency Crews Stay Busy During Winter Weather in North Texas

Icy roads caused dozens of accidents in north Texas Monday

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    It was a busy night Monday for emergency crews all over North Texas. (Published Monday, Feb. 23, 2015)

    It was a busy night Monday for emergency crews all over North Texas.

    Up and down U.S. Highway 75/Central Expressway in Dallas, crash after crash lined the highway. One driver who talked to NBC 5 said she crashed when she was cut off by another car.

    “I wasn't even going that fast,” said Jordan Willmon. “I was probably going 45-50 mph and I slammed on my brakes and it almost made me feel like I was going faster.”

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    Willom’s car slammed into the median and then slid over to the shoulder wall after hitting black ice.

    “So, you go over these patches [of black ice] and you just think that it’s the dirt in the road and or whatever the sand trucks put over, but it’s still ice. So the [roads] are still pretty bad,” said Willom.

    The Texas Department of Transportation is warning drivers to stay off the roads if possible while highways and roadways refreeze during the overnight hours when driving will be even more dangerous.

    “It was pretty scary,” Willom. “Luckily my airbags didn’t deploy. I’m fine.”