BUENA VISTA ON ICE

Westbound semi trucks have a difficult time making it up a small incline
on Highway 7 one mile west of Newell on icy roads Tuesday despite
official warnings to stay off the roads. Scores of vehicles spun off
highways. Photo by Scott Kilbride

27 ditched vehicles, 6 jackknifed semis, 2 careening snow plows add up to big mess

BY DOLORES CULLEN

Buena Vista County Sheriff Kory Elston called Tuesday’s road conditions “the slickest I ever recall.” His office was inundated with calls starting early in the morning when falling temperatures turned rain into a glossy varnish of ice on highways, streets and sidewalks.

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