Drivers Warned to Be Careful On Icy Roads

Bad weather and icy conditions appear to have contributed to several vehicle crashes on Monday and Tuesday.

Sheridan County sheriff's deputies investigated three crashes over the past two days. Sheriff's Office Lt. Mark Conrad said no one was injured in any of the incidents.

The first crash happened shortly after 4 o'clock Monday when a teenaged driver of a vehicle lost control and went into an irrigation ditch on West 17th Street. Lt. Mark Conrad with the Sheriff's Office said the vehicle spun several times before going into the ditch.

A second crash happened just before 5 o'clock Monday when a driver slid off the road and struck a road sign on Upper Prairie Dog Road at Banner. The third wreck was just before noon Tuesday on Fish Hatchery Road in Story. The driver of that vehicle also hit a sign.

Sheridan police also investigated several crashes on Monday and Tuesday. No injuries were reported, but in at least one incident, the driver was cited for driving too fast for conditions.

The sheriff's lieutenant said a rash of wrecks happens every year with the first snowfall and cold, as roadways become slippery. He advised drivers to slow down and give themselves plenty of space for maneuvering and extra time to get where they're going.

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