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Police, Firefighters Respond to Multiple Crashes Amid Winter Weather

Officials in McKinney, Frisco, and Fort Worth responded to calls for multiple crashes on Wednesday morning as temperatures dropped below freezing

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Police across North Texas are responding to traffic incidents amid Wednesday's freezing weather.

According to the McKinney Police Department, officers worked to clear working multiple crashes across the city Wednesday morning.

Police said these crashes were caused by deteriorating road conditions as temperatures dropped below freezing.

US Highway 380 east of McKinney National Airport was shut down in both directions after eight vehicles collided, police said.

According to police, US 380 was reopened shortly before 8 a.m. Wednesday.

According to the Frisco Fire Department, firefighters and police officers responded to multiple crashes there on Wednesday morning as well.

Officials said most crashes occurred in the northern area of town and along the Sam Rayburn Tollway.

In Fort Worth, eight crashes were reported by 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, fire officials said.

The Fort Worth Fire Department said Interstate 35W and the Loop 820 interchange in North Fort Worth were shut down due to ice.

According to MedStar, officials responded to 28 crashes between 3:30 a.m. and 8 a.m., 20 of which occurred on elevated portions of the freeway.

Drivers should be cautious on the roads because though the icy conditions may not be widespread, there are still patches of ice, fire officials said.

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