Snow Swirls Like a Fog Machine, Causing Accidents, Headaches, Grief

One of the vehicles involved in one of the accidents on Tuesday.
One of the vehicles involved in one of the accidents on Tuesday.
And another vehicle involved in another accident on Tuesday.
And another vehicle involved in another accident on Tuesday.
Dan Kazmierczak's Mercedes -- another vehicle in another accident.
Dan Kazmierczak's Mercedes -- another vehicle in another accident.

TOLEDO -- In this kind of weather, the best advice is to avoid going out if at all possible. Virtually all of the highways are treacherous and getting worse.

There was an accident Tuesday morning that set the tone for the entire day. And, it made those who decided to brave the roads wonder why they did.

A pickup truck was headed north on I-75 when the driver lost control at the Maumee on-ramp. Just as the truck approached the bridge over the Maumee, it hit the concrete barrier.

The driver wasn't hurt, but what would normally have been a minor accident became a traffic nightmare as traffic backed up.

Not long after that accident, on the same stretch of Interstate but just a little farther down the road, an almost identical accident happened as a red SUV spun, crossed all three lanes of traffic and slammed into the concrete barrier.

There was another accident on the Anthony Wayne Trail. It happened when a Mercedes slid across the median directly into a BMW. "I got hit and shoved off the the side, airbags went off and I got a little bruised, but that's it," Dan Kazmierczak said.

Time and again, accidents happened as snow swirled across the road like a fog machine at a rock concert. The only saving grace is with speeds so slow, most injuries were minor.

Because there are so many accidents, police say if you're involved in a minor one, just exchange insurance information -- and make sure you file a report within 24 hours.

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