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Icy 13th Street Caused Several Accidents Friday

Friday's weather wreaked havoc on Oak Creek streets.

Drivers struggled with snow and icy conditions Friday, particularly on 13th Street and its intersection with Drexel Avenue.

According to the logbook, one of the first accidents happened at 3:50 p.m., when a vehicle was southbound on 13th Street. The driver was unable to stop and slid through the intersection, striking a curb and knocking down a traffic signal in the median.

More accidents in that area were reported throughout the afternoon and into the night. Several reports of cars in the ditch came in between 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. The Milwaukee County Highway Department was called multiple times to salt the intersection.

Another stoplight was knocked down just before 6 p.m. at the southwest corner of Howell Avenue and Ryan Road when a driver tried to slow down while turning right but skidded on some ice and struck the pole.

Meanwhile, at least two accidents caused by the weather were reported at the intersection of Howell and Rawson avenues just after 5:30 p.m. One resulted in a citation for following too closely.

Mike in OC February 14, 2012 at 01:30 AM
are they ever going to fix the rest of 13th street? what's more important to the city of oak creek.... a new library or fixing 13th street?
Mark Schaaf February 14, 2012 at 02:03 AM
It's up to Milwaukee County to fix 13th Street, so it's a separate entity than the whole library/city hall decision making process. The 13th Street issue came up in the mayoral forum last week too...but I haven't heard any specific plans or timeline for it.
Resident of O.C. Paul February 14, 2012 at 05:20 PM
But the city should be able to atleast say something to the county, afterall the "street" runs through Oak Creek.

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