Clarksville, TN – Crashes continue throughout the city. From 4:00pm to 7:00pm there have been 29 reported crashes inside the city limits. Five of those crashes involved injury. There have also been numerous crashes outside the city in Montgomery County.
There have been eleven official calls for motorist assists in the city, but officers helped a number of other motorists without being dispatched when they rolled up on stuck vehicles.Officer Coz Minetos stated, “It changed from rain to ice so fast that some people appear to have been caught off guard.”
Many motorists chose to leave their stuck vehicles on the side of the road, some after sliding into fixed objects such as trees and mailboxes.
“Some people called friends and relatives to come and get them on the roadway, and we (C.P.D. officers) gave some people a ride home to get them out of the weather, “said Minetos.
By 6:00pm, wait times for a tow truck were already over an hour as wrecker services were slammed with telephone requests.
Patrol officers report the main roads aren’t as bad as the back roads. “The ice is still coming down and streets with hills and curves are where drivers are having the most trouble, ” added Minetos.