WEATHER-RELATED ACCIDENT UPDATE: 8:57a.m., 01/16/07
Twenty-two accidents have been reported to the Lufkin Police Department since midnight. Only one of those was initially reported as a minor accident. The bulk of those accidents were reported on east Loop 287, Denman Ave, and Lufkin Ave.
The Lufkin Police Department encourages motorists to exercise great caution. Avoid travel, if possible. Keep speeds down to safe level - even lower than the posted limit, in most cases - and be aware that most overpasses in the area have at least some ice on them. Efforts are being made to keep gravel or sand on the overpasses, but accidents are still occurring.
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