Cooper said the seven wrecks happened between 7 p.m. Thursday night and 10:30 a.m. Friday morning. He said there were no serious injuries with any of the accidents, although there were reports of two cases of minor injuries.
In one incident, Cooper said a young woman hit a patch of ice on a side road, Cline Ingram Jackson Road, near the Polk County complex on Highway 278 and was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. The other incident occurred when a woman ran off the road in Cedartown. Cooper said she complained of an injury but didn’t require a hospital trip.
Cooper said five of the wrecks were one-vehicle accidents. There were two where cars collided in the Kroger parking lot because of ice patches, he said.
All in all, Cooper said the storm didn’t cause as many traffic concerns as law enforcement expected. He said most people stayed home and those in accidents were mostly those trying to get home after later shifts.
Cooper said there have only been 11 accidents in Cedartown so far in 2010 and that includes the seven overnight.
He said most roads are now open. Cooper said drivers should be cautious when driving because roads could refreeze into black ice.