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Jan. 10 road conditions deceptively dangerous

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By Staff Reports

Deputies responded to a slew of wrecks in Grayson County on Friday following a bout of rain that froze into patches of black ice on the roads.
According to a report from Grayson County Sheriff Richard Vaughan, troopers were busy all morning responding to wrecks — some involving up to five cars at a time.
“On Davis Knob Road, we had four vehicles involved in separate accidents. Most of them had slid off of the road, struck embankments and fences,” he said.  Deputies assisted Virginia State Trooper J.N. Sowers.
Most wrecks were fender benders with minor or no injuries, save for one patient who was transported to the hospital after ice sent his car over an embankment. No further details on the person involved in the accident were available on Friday.
Mt. Zion Road also had four to five wrecks, all of them ice-related, Vaughan said.
Troopers also responded to several single-vehicle wrecks throughout the county.
Vaughan noted that the high volume of wreck calls was due to deceptively bad weather. “We have several spots throughout the county of black ice, which is one of the most dangerous kinds of driving conditions. Folks don’t know it’s out there and they pick up their speed more,” he said.