Icy Roads To Blame For Early Morning Accident


(Le Mars) — Icy, slick road conditions are being blamed for a two-vehicle accident that happened this morning at about 7:45 a.m. on Highway 3 about halfway between Oyens and Le Mars. The accident happened just east of Nobel
Avenue. Two people were transported to Floyd Valley Healthcare in Le Mars by the Le Mars Ambulance for what was believed to be minor injuries. Plymouth County Sheriff’s deputies say preliminary investigation points to a patch of ice on the roadway which caused the one vehicle to lose control and hit the
second vehicle. Sheriff’s deputies say road conditions are again deteriorating rather rapidly with the morning snow flurries and freezing temperatures. One sheriff’s deputy indicated a stretch of Highway 3 nearly a mile long between Remsen and Le Mars was “nothing but ice covered.” Following the accident, the
Iowa Department of Transportation was seen scattering salt and sand on Highway 3 with particular focus to the area of the scene of the accident. Both the Le Mars Fire and Rescue Department and the Oyens Fire Department responded to the scene to offer assistance. Also attending were the Le Mars Ambulance Service,
Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office, and the Iowa Department of Transportation.

Firefighters from Le Mars and Oyens offer assistance for a two-vehicle accident that happened Wednesday morning on Highway 3 between Le Mars and Oyens.