Icy roads cause multiple accidents in Central Texas

Police responded to a series of accidents overnight as snow melted and then refroze on roadways.

TEMPLE, Texas (KWTX) Scattered icy patches on area roads, bridges and overpasses caused a series of accidents overnight in Central Texas.

Waco police responded to multiple accidents overnight and early Thursday morning.

Several accidents were reported in Lorena.

Belton police responded to a weather-related crash at the Interstate 14-Interstate 35 merge.

Traffic was diverted off I-14 at Connell until the accident scene was cleared.

Temple police worked multiple accidents overnight along Interstate 35 near Best Quality Meat & BBQ and exit 299.

Officers responded to at least three accidents involving 18-wheelers and two others involving other vehicles.

At one accident scene, a firefighter, a police officer and a third person had to jump over a railing to get out of the path of an out-of-control vehicle on the highway.

No other information was available.

Several accidents were reported between Elm Mott and Abbott on Interstate 35.