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6:52 AM Tue, Sept. 25th

Wet, slippery day in Prescott

Courier/Nathaniel Kastelic
Snow takes the appearance of clouds as it dusts a dirt road early Monday morning in the Prescott National Forest.

Courier/Nathaniel Kastelic Snow takes the appearance of clouds as it dusts a dirt road early Monday morning in the Prescott National Forest.

PRESCOTT ­ Icy and snow-covered roads on Monday morning led to at least 15 minor accidents in Prescott.

The most severe accident occurred on Willow Creek Road when a Jeep rolled over after sliding on the ice and hitting the curb.

Prescott Fire Department's Darrin Osborne said the driver got out of the vehicle by herself with two cuts on her face. She also complained about pain in her ribs and paramedics took her to the Yavapai Regional Medical Center as a precaution.

Osborne said while they were on the scene another accident happened in the same area but no one suffered any injuries.

In addition, a truck ran into a garbage truck on Bonita Road. The collision caused oil to spill and the city's Street Department took care of it by placing some sand on it, Osborne said.

Prescott Police Sgt. Clayton Heath said all the other accidents were minor. He said Prescott Lakes Parkway between the York car dealership and Highway 89 remained closed until noon when ice and snow melted, making it safe to drive down the hill.

However, the Elks Hill between Cortez and Marina streets, remained closed for a better part of the day, he said. Heath expected that area to reopen later in the day.

Chino Valley Police Department Sgt. Mark Garcia said that the agency's dispatch received no calls of traffic accidents Monday morning. He said most of the roads were clear.

Prescott Valley Police Sgt. Dell Miller said his agency dealt with no weather-related incidents or accidents.