Icy roads are being blamed for a pair of multi-vehicle crashes in which at least three people suffered personal injuries in Durham on the morning of February 4.


In the first crash, which took place at approximately 5:45 a.m. on N.C. Highway 147 near Chapel Hill Street, involved six vehicles.


Police say three people involved in the crash received transport to Duke Hospital’s emergency room with injuries not believed to be life-threatening.


The highway’s right two lanes were blocked, but reopened two hours later. Sand trucks were summoned to the area to help take care of the icy spots.


The second crash took place on U.S. Highway 15-501 between Cornwallis Road and Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway. No other details were immediately made available.

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