Winter woes

Rachael Herbert-Varchetto
Staff Writer

The Marshall County Sheriff's Department reported more than two dozen accident calls over the last several days.
At the intersection of Queen Road and U.S. 30, three accidents were reported in succession to one another on Jan. 7.
A large SUV pulling a U-Haul trailer heading eastbound down the highway lost control and slid down the embankment.
A few minutes later after officers arrived on scene, there was a small collision between three semis at the intersection.
The third accident occurred when a semi drove through the the median and did not see it, rear-ending several semis and eventually coming to a stop in the median. No injuries were reported at any of the three accidents.
Several other accidents were reported throughout the day along with numerous slide-off reports.
The majority of accidents seen have taken place on major highways U.S. 30, 31, and 6. Especially in the intersections.
Multiple schools were closed due to the cold, blowing snow and difficulty keeping the roads clear. The Marshall County Highway Department ran a full crew for the day and evening. Laurie Baker, highway administration manager, reported that the drifting was worse along north and south roads.