Blowing snow and horizontal winds once again led to numerous accidents throughout Campbell County and Gillette on Monday, with more than a dozen weather-related vehicle crashes reported throughout the day.
Light snow, freezing fog, and windy conditions resulted in multiple two-vehicle accidents, rollovers, slideoffs, and two jackknifed semi-tractors on HWY 50 and I-90 that kept emergency response crews busy.
A 24-year-old female sustained back and neck injuries after her pickup was involved in a single-vehicle rollover on HWY 59 near mile marker 104, while a school bus had to be towed after sliding into a parked car at 9th Street and Stocktrail Avenue, in front of Stocktrail Elementary School, with damages estimated at more than $1,000.
There were also several fender benders due to weather and road conditions as well as at least two run-ins with stop and other road signs.
Monday night’s storm closed schools and delayed the opening of several businesses Tuesday morning as afternoon skies gave way to warmer temperatures and sunshine.
More precipitation is predicted for Wednesday evening, with a 60% chance of snow reported.