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      APD: 17 traffic accidents investigated Wednesday morning

      Earlier today Amarillo Police Officers responded to several traffic collisions in various locations in Amarillo. Several overpasses were closed this morning due to slick roads and the resulting crashes.

      At approximately 5:49 officers were sent to the Ross and Mirror connector. According to police, a minor car accident caused additional accidents as other vehicles could not stop due to ice covered roads.

      Then at 6:51 a.m. Amarillo Police responded to the Hughes and Adams connector where a Mercury Cougar lost control on the ice covered road and side-swiped a Durham school bus. There were no children on the bus at the time of the accident. One occupant of the Mercury reported minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital.

      At 7:00 a.m. an Amarillo Fire Department Ladder Truck was parked across two lanes of traffic when a Chevrolet HHR hit the back end of the AFD truck. The HHR could not stop in time to avoid hitting the truck. There was no one in the AFD truck at the time of the collision and the driver and passenger of the HHR were not injured.

      Later this morning at approximately 7:08 a.m. Amarillo Police officers responded to another wreck on the Grand Street overpass where several vehicles were involved in a chain reaction collision. At this time the exact number of vehicles involved is not available.

      APD officers at the scenes of the collisions had sand trucks sand the overpasses.

      Due to a limited number of officers, not all reports have been completed.