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3 Dead in 70-Vehicle Wreck Due to Weather in Fort Worth, Texas

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]At least 70 vehicles were involved in a crash in the Texas city of Fort Worth on Thursday morning, leaving at least three people dead — and poor weather was a factor — police said.

Firefighters work at the scene of a multi-vehicle wreck in Fort Worth, Texas.

 

The wreck happened along Interstate 35W in Fort Worth and has shut down all lanes at the crash site, CNN affiliate KTVT reported. It happened around 6 a.m CT near Northeast 28th Street, city police Officer Daniel Segura told CNN.

“The weather conditions are definitely a factor in this massive multi-car accident,” Segura told CNN.

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Areas of light freezing rain and some sleet were in the Dallas-Fort Worth area Thursday morning. About one-10th of an inch of ice accumulated just north of Fort Worth, the National Weather Service said.

The area is under a winter weather advisory until 6 p.m because of ice accumulation, which would result in “very slippery sidewalks, roads and bridges,” the weather service said.

“So many traffic/accidents this morning, especially across the DFW Metroplex,” the National Weather Service Fort Worth office said in a tweet. “These events are so dangerous because the ice is spotty. We can’t stress enough that road conditions could go from good to dangerous within blocks. Take it slow out there… #dfwwx #ctxwx #txwx.”

Because of the wreck, I-35 was backed up in both directions from I-30 to I-820 Thursday morning, Fort Worth police said on Twitter.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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