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Icy roads result in 12-car pileup, growing number of accidents

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As a layer of ice sits on Austin Thursday morning, Austin-Travis County EMS reports there have been 45 traffic accidents since midnight as of almost 9 a.m.; 13 of the accidents have been rollover collisions.


One of the crashes included a 12-car pileup at FM 620 bypass near Briar Hollow Drive before 7 a.m. No injuries have been reported.



Yesterday evening, as a single-vehicle crash was cleared on the flyover along eastbound State Highway 71 to northbound S. State Highway 130, 10 vehicles were stuck in ice on the highway. The roadway was sanded and reopened in about an hour.

Some roads have been closed as of Thursday morning due to ice. Officials are asking Austinites to stay off the roads if they can today. To check road conditions ahead of your drive, click here.

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