A 17 year old driver was cited for causing a crash on the Steese Highway Bridge that involved 10 vehicles. The driver lost control on the icy bridge and spun into the path of another vehicle. Eight vehicles collided with other vehicles or the center barrier as a result of the initial crash.
Vehicle Icy Road Safety Tips:
Rain, snow, fog, sleet and icy pavement increase the hazards of driving. Slow down and increase your reactionary gap. Be especially alert when driving in adverse conditions. Be cautious on bridges and overpasses as they are commonly the first area to become icy and may be more slippery than the approaching roadway.
Report information taken from Fairbanks Daily Newsminer on September 26.