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Crews Work Dozens of Weather Related Accidents

More than 75 accidents occur in Wichita Falls on Friday due to weather. Crews work frantically to clean the roads.
Weather related accidents had Big Daddy's Towing busy. They say they received 28 calls before 11:00 Friday morning. And even in this cold, these guys were soon breaking a sweat.

They aren't men in uniform, but they race to the scene soon after the police and first responders.

“We will get out here and re-group real quick and see what we got to do,” said a tow truck driver.

A Ford Excursion pulling a trailer on Central Freeway lost control and went over the guard rail, tumbling down a hill eventually rolling over onto the street below.

Now these tow truck drivers scramble to clean up the mess, before it may cause more accidents.

“We want people to know that we are out here for them to help them and keep the roads safe,” said William Daugherty, from Big Daddy's Towing.

“Days like today it's kind of like everyone working together between us; The fire department, the ambulance, and the tow truck drivers, you know we have done this over and over and everyone kind of works together and tries to make it as smooth as possible,” said Sgt. John Spragins, from the Wichita Falls Police Department.

Even when they have as many as 15 cars involved in one accident.

Another pile up happened around 7:30 Friday morning on the westbound Kell exit ramp onto Kemp and was one of the more than 75 accidents reported before 2 pm Friday.

And though we can't control the weather authorities say there are things folks can do.

“And speed is a big contributor to these accidents. If people would slow down, increase their distances between them and the other vehicles would be very helpful,” said Spragins.

Helping to clear up the streets so these bright guys won't have to pick up the trash left behind.

Police say of those 75 accidents, more than half were minor, meaning no injuries were reported.
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