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Springfield Police In Emergency Status for Crashes

SPRINGFFIELD, Mo. -- The approaching winter storm has prompted Springfield Police to activate it's emergency status for minor traffic accidents Thursday.
SPRINGFFIELD, Mo. -- The approaching winter storm has prompted Springfield Police to activate it's emergency status for traffic accidents Thursday.

According to police Lt. Greg Wheelen, the emergency status applies to minor traffic accidents:

When emergency status is in effect, citizens reporting motor vehicle accidents will be instructed to make a walk-in accident report if the following conditions exist:

-    All vehicles involved are operable
-    The accident is non-injury
-    No alcohol/drug-impaired driver is involved

Springfield Police strongly encourage drivers to be attentive to their driving responsibilities during winter weather travel. This responsibility includes clearing all windows of ice and snow before driving; allowing greater distance from one vehicle to the next; steering and braking gently; driving the appropriate speed for the current conditions, which could be far less than the posted speed limits; and being prepared for the mistakes potentially made by other drivers.  Also, be especially cautious when traveling on bridges, which often freeze before the rest of the roadway. 

As soon as conditions allow, response to accidents will be returned to normal. 


(information for this story provided by Springfield Police press release)

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