Winter Weather Causes Havoc for Drivers

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CHARLES CITY- Thursday’s gusty winds and blowing snow led to icy roads, which caused problems for many drivers.  The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office responded to ten crashes which included two rollover accidents that occurred within a ¼ mile of each other.

71 year old Kenneth Northrop of Floyd lost control of his vehicle while heading westbound on the Avenue.  Northrop entered the median, rolling the car once and landing on its wheels.

Shortly after, 41 year old Darrel Decker of Charles City was westbound when his vehicle lost control, entered the median and rolled onto its side.  No one was injured in either accident.  Total damage to both vehicles is estimated at $10,000.

The Sheriff’s Office also responded to a Charles City Schools District bus that slid partially into a ditch after trying to make room on the road for a plow.  No injuries were reported.

Angela Barton

Angela is an Indiana native. She graduated from Ball State University with a BA in Telecommunications (Broadcast News Emphasis). Since she was young, Angela has always enjoyed radio. In college, she had a weekly shift at Ball State's radio station WCRD where she compiled campus news. Most of her college friends wanted to become television news anchors, but Angela knew she would enjoy radio best. She lives in Charles City with her husband...who is also a reporter.