Sudden ice causes dozens of wrecks

Two cars on the side of Mexico Gravel Rd. in Columbia.

Icy roads are to blame for dozens of car accidents across Columbia and Boone County Friday evening.

Boone County Public Safety Joint Communications processed 457 calls and around 100 accidents in Boone County between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Additional staff had to be called in to handle the influx of calls.

With another round of ice possible in Boone County over the next 12-24 hours, residents are advised to stay off the roads.

Drivers involved in a non-injury accident should call the non-emergency line at 573-442-6131.