Numerous accidents reported Saturday during winter storm

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

Winter weather moved into Wichita earlier than expected Saturday evening, causing roads to become slick.

Freezing drizzle started falling around 7:30 p.m. and stuck to roads, sidewalks and car windshields.

Roads in the northern part of Wichita saw what are likely the iciest roads in the metro area; six separate accidents involving at least 17 cars occurred between 21st Street North and the K-96 interchange along I-135. The Kansas Highway Patrol reports five people were injured in these crashes.

Snow plows were seen de-icing roads around 10:00 p.m.

One accident involved a Chevy Malibu that crashed into the back of a semi-trailer; the damaged sedan was wedged under the trailer as emergency crews arrived. The driver of the Malibu was taken to the hospital with a broken arm but is now home recovering after the accident. 

 

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