Beaumont Police respond to over 100 crashes, icy roads play large part

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The Beaumont Police Department responded to 95 minor crashes and 13 major crashes, from 3p.m. Tuesday to 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Black ice on overpasses and roadways causing multiple crashes and plenty of back-up.

"It takes one crash to change everything up it takes one patch of water to freeze up to change it." says Officer Carol Riley of BPD.

From 7 a.m. to 2 p.. alone, officers had 242 calls, and 16 of those were minor crashes, showcasing how much activity they were dealing with.

"That's just the events reported, that's not counting every vehicle involved in those crashes so those numbers could be much higher," says Riley.

BPD will continue to monitor roadways Wednesday evening.

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