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Icy Roads Create Havoc, at Least One Person Dead

Emergency officials reported more than 60 auto accidents Thursday morning, including a fatal collision in Gambrills.

Icy roads caused major problems on roadways in Anne Arundel County Thursday morning and may have contributed to a fatal crash in Gambrills.

Anne Arundel County police reported 60 accidents between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. Thursday morning, creating delays on nearly every major roadway including Interstate 97, Route 50 in Broadneck and Route 100.

At least one person died in a crash near Waugh Chapel Drive and Silver Way in Gambrills. Preliminary information from police indicates that a cement truck collided with a car at about 7:45 a.m. There was no initial information on the identity of the victim or the condition of any other passengers. Roads in the area were closed and motorists were being urged to avoid traffic. 

Icy conditions were especially prevalent on overpasses and bridges, police said. 

Several major roads were closed at least temporarily on Thursday morning. Route 100 was closed to due an accident near I-97, and police also responded to an accident on Quarterfield Road near the ramp to I-97 north. 

Police also reported accidents and delays on Route 3, Route 2 and Route 10. 

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