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Numerous wrecks reported on I-70 Christmas morning

December 25, 2009

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HANCOCK - The westbound lanes of Interstate 70 were closed to traffic following 10 to 12 minor vehicle accidents at about 8:15 a.m. Friday near Hancock, a Washington County Emergency Services dispatcher said.

The interstate was closed to allow crews from the Maryland State Highway Administration to put more salt on the road, the dispatcher said.

Maryland State Police Lt. David Kloos said both lanes of the interstate were reopened to traffic at about 10 a.m.

No serious injuries were reported.

Freezing mist and rain that fell over the area Friday morning was gradually turning to rain as the temperature rose.

The forecast calls for a 60 percent chance of rain Saturday, with the low and high temperatures ranging from 30 to 40 degrees, according to www.weather.com.

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