Wet roads contribute to accidents

By: KXII Staff Email
By: KXII Staff Email

VAN ALSTYNE, Tex. -- Rain falling across Texoma caused several problems for area drivers and shut down some highly traveled roadways Tuesday night. Van Alstyne Police reported five accidents on Highway 75, many of those due to the weather

One of those accidents shut down Highway 75 in Van Alstyne for more than two hours Tuesday night.

Police say it happened near Exit 50 just after 6:00 p.m., when a pickup headed southbound crossed over into the northbound lanes of 75.

A semi tried to avoid the pickup, and jacknifed, puncturing it's fuel tank and leaking fuel on the roadway. No one was injured, but a hazmat crew had to be called in to wash down the road.

Highway 75 has since been reopened.

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  • by NIck Novak on Mar 20, 2008 at 10:07 PM
    I have seen a small pick up go over the top of those cement barriers.
  • by anonymous Location: Anna on Mar 20, 2008 at 04:56 PM
    if you drive by and pay attention to the story...the pick-up crossed the cable barrier on the collin county side. That is still van alstyne. The seni was not at fault.
  • by Anonymous Location: Sherman on Mar 19, 2008 at 08:24 AM
    OK, people if you will look at the video, the cement barriers are up and if you will also look into Collin County the cable barriers that are stupid to me because they do not do their job of hold cars back on their side of the highway they are tore down, any big semi could go over top of those cables into the other lanes
  • by Anonymous Location: Sherman on Mar 19, 2008 at 08:21 AM
    Anonymous, yes they are, they are heading toward Van Alsytne and when you get over into Collin County they have those cables
  • by Anonymous Location: Sherman on Mar 19, 2008 at 07:06 AM
    Anon is right, how the heck did he get to the northbound lanes when there's concrete barriers all the way through van alstyne except for two very small emergency service holes.... i'd love to know more about this story as to how exactly the guy got through the barriers and into the northbound lanes
  • by anonymous Location: van alstyne on Mar 19, 2008 at 06:02 AM
    the barriers are not all the way down 75
  • by just me Location: howe on Mar 18, 2008 at 08:45 PM
    Thank Goodness no one was injured!! People need to slow down. Just because the speed limit signs say 70 doesn't mean we need to go 70 on wet roads!!!!!! Slow down people!!!!
  • by Anonymous Location: Sherman on Mar 18, 2008 at 08:22 PM
    OK, correct me if I am wrong but isn't there cement barriers there or those cables in the median so accidents like this doesn't happen?
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