Friday, January 13, 2012
A number of drivers skidded off of roadways and there were several accidents, but overall Callaway County officials said the area got off pretty lightly when the second winter storm of the season dropped 1-3 inches of snow over a thin glaze of ice.
“We had 20 weather-related calls, which really isn’t that bad,” said Shelly Anderson, director off 911 joint communications at the Callaway County Emergency Operations Center. “If school hadn’t been cancelled there would have been a lot more — with our first snow we had about 100 calls.”
Maj. Roger Rice, assistant chief of the Fulton Police Department, said his department responded to six accidents — one of them serious — and a number of slide-offs.
“We’ve been lucky,” Rice said. “That’s less than we had with the last one. People are slowing down.”