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Icy roads create dangerous driving conditions, police ask everyone to stay home

Car slid on icy roads at Rolling Green and Catclaw in Abilene and ended up in the woods.

Icy roads are creating dangerous driving conditions around the Big Country. The best advice is to stay off the roads.ABILENE, Texas -

Abilene police Chief Stan Standridge said the department worked 43 accidents between 5 p.m. Saturday and 5p.m. Sunday. 

43 crashes in the last 24 hours. Can you imagine the number if the drivers were intoxicated? So don’t. Join me in celebrating a New Year, safely! Chief Stan

— Abilene Police Dept (@abilenepd) December 31, 2017

It’s icy. Do all of us a favor and stay home. Chief Stan

— Abilene Police Dept (@abilenepd) December 31, 2017

One of the wrecks involved a car that crashed into the trees near Rolling Green and Catclaw drives in south Abilene.

A KTXS photographer witnessed the car try to stop at the intersection about 10:15 a.m. Because of the icy road, the vehicle skidded across all four lanes of Catclaw Drive and into the trees.

“It’s icy. Do all of us a favor and stay home,” said Standridge.

Cisco police are asking that “you don’t get out unless it’s a necessity.”

Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden said “black ice is abundant” and that there are wrecks “all over the place.”

RELATED: Man killed in ice-related crash south of Sweetwater

He too is asking people to stay home.

Tye police said their “best advice is to stay home.”

Clyde police said “roadways continue to be extremely icy and dangerous … Please do not drive unless it is immediately necessary.”

They’re asking you to protect your life and the lives of their first responders by staying home.

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