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160 crashes in 8 hours: Drivers hit Dallas roads after black ice re-freeze

Ryan Osborne - WFAA

DALLAS — The ice storm wasn't done with us yet.

While temperatures rose above freezing Thursday afternoon, improving road conditions, the melted precipitation simply froze over again Friday morning, causing widespread traffic problems across North Texas.

In fact, Dallas Fire-Rescue officials told WFAA that Friday morning was the worst day this week for wrecks and stalled vehicles. Dallas fire crews had reports of 160 accidents from midnight to 8 a.m., and the conditions weren't immediately improving - it was still at or below freezing for much of North Texas in the heart of the morning commute.

By 8:30 a.m., the number of crashes had climbed to 170.

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