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Icy roads led to hundreds of 911 calls for help

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) -

Over the last several days, just about every person we talked with said the same thing. The roads are too slick. Stay home. Don't drive. The warnings came after we all got caught off guard by the Friday night ice storm that initially paralyzed South Mississippi. That wintry mix created nightmares on Interstate 10 and Highway 49.

Between that storm, and this week's wicked weather that turned roads into ice rinks, dispatchers have been bombarded by 911 calls from people involved in wrecks.

We're just starting to get a tally on the number of accidents across the coast caused by last Friday's ice storm, and the freezing precipitation that fell Tuesday and Wednesday. We've heard from 13 law enforcement agencies so far. They tell us they responded to nearly 360 fender benders linked to slippery roads.

About two dozen people suffered injuries in those wrecks. However, the injuries were all non-life threatening.

Those numbers really give you perspective about how dangerous the ice storm was, and how fortunate we were that nobody got seriously hurt.

MS Hwy Patrol 162
Jackson County 13
Pascagoula 4
Moss Point 5
Harrison County
17
Waveland 0
D'Iberville 14
Biloxi 33
Ocean Springs 11
Gulfport 88
Hancock County 11
Long Beach 2
Pass Christian 0

We'll add more numbers as we hear from the remaining agencies.

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