Black Ice Leads to Interstate Pileup in Western Nebraska
MAXWELL, Neb. (AP) —
At least four people have been treated at a hospital after a pileup on
ice-slickened Interstate 80 in western Nebraska.
State Patrol says the accidents were reported about 2:25 a.m. Wednesday
near Maxwell. The patrol says a westbound semitrailer jackknifed on a
patch of black ice, blocking traffic. Another semitrailer, a car and a
pickup towing a trailer soon piled into the jackknifed truck.
patrol says four people were taken to Great Plains Regional Medical
Center in North Platte for injuries that were not considered
The interstate was closed for about 2½ hours as wreckers cleared the roadway. Traffic was diverted to U.S. Highway 30.
Black ice appears black because the ice is transparent enough to let the pavement color show through.