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Ice Stymies Morning Commute

Freezing rain left an icy glaze on Tri-State roadways this (Fri) morning, prompting school officials to delay -- and then cancel -- classes. 

Many school districts started the day with plans to open two hours late, including the Evansville-Vanderburgh, Warrick, Posey, and Gibson county schools.

But as road conditions deteriorated, and reports of crashes and slide-offs mounted, those school districts decided to call it a day.

In Kentucky, Henderson County, Daviess (Davis) County, and Owensboro schools were closed for a third straight day.

The freezing rain began falling in the Evansville area early this morning with temperatures in the mid-20s, creating a thin a layer of ice.

Bridges and overpasses were especially hazardous – including the Twin Bridges.

Numerous accidents were reported on the bridges, forcing officials to close both spans while crews cleared the wrecks and applied ice-melting material.

Some drivers on either end of the bridges were at a standstill for hours.

Snow and ice should not be a problem in the coming days.

The National Weather Service is predicting highs in the 50’s and 60’s Saturday through Monday.

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