Roadway roundup: Here’s the latest on wrecks and road conditions

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Greensboro and Winston-Salem police are urging drivers to stay off the roads and use caution if travel is necessary.

The Winston-Salem Police Department responded to approximately 90 wrecks Sunday from 7-9 p.m.

More than 20 vehicles were left overnight in one Winston-Salem neighborhood.

Drivers are reminded to travel at reduced speeds and allow for extra braking distance.

In Madison on Monday afternoon, six or seven vehicles were involved in a crash on the U.S. 220 bridge over the Dan River. No injuries were reported. Several accidents were reported in Rockingham County due to ice.

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A stretch of US 52 northbound from US 421 to Martin Luther King Blvd. has reopened after being closed due to the recent winter storm and ice accumulation.

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From Greensboro:

“All lanes of Sandy Ridge Road between W. Market Street and Triad Drive will be closed due to a
utility-line in the roadway.  Motorists are asked to avoid this area and to utilize caution.”

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From Winston-Salem police: 

“As a result of the recent winter storm and ice accumulation, the stretch of US 52 northbound from US 421 to M. L. King Blvd. is closed. NC D.O.T crews are actively working to improve the road conditions. Motorists are encouraged to avoid the area and use alternate routes to reach their destination.”

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Information provided by Guilford Metro 911:

We looked at the 911 calls for service that were entered from
2-14-2016 at 1800 hours to 2-15-16 at 1430 hours for all of Guilford County and
of those calls we have the following information:
 

               
24 Traffic hazard calls.  Of those 24 calls for service, 10 have notes
that indicate they were weather related.

                63 Traffic assistance calls. Of those 63 calls for service, 22 have notes that
indicate they were weather related

                 252 Traffic accidents with Property Damage only (No reported injuries). Of
those 252 traffic accidents, 14 had notes indicating “snow” was involved, 9
calls had notes indicating “Ice” was involved, 8 calls had notes indicating
“weather” and 7 calls with notes indicating that cars slid into a ditch. These
are just the accidents that noted weather was a factor. It is probably safe to
assume that at least 50 vehicle accidents were related to the weather from last
night and throughout the day.  

                 26 Hit & run accidents with no injuries. None of these incidents have notes
indicating that weather was a factor.

 Please note, the above findings do not include High Point &
Gibsonville Cities and also may not include issues that were called in directly
to the Highway patrol for Guilford County

                 53 vehicle  accidents with injuries. 9 of them have notes indicating that
they were “snow, weather, ice” or “ditch” related.

                 1 Hit & Run accident with injuries. The notes do not indicate weather being
related.

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UPDATE: Penny Road is open from Wendover Avenue to Greensboro Road. Some areas of the road are covered in snow and ice. 

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HIGH POINT: Penny Road is closed from Willard Road to Greensboro Road due to icy conditions, according to High Point Police Dispatch. 

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