Slick conditions send more than 50 people to Omaha-area hospitals

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Posted: Monday, February 17, 2014 12:00 am

A fast-moving weather system laid down a thin layer of ice beneath light snow overnight, and the consequences were painful for many area residents.

Omaha-area emergency rooms were swamped with people injured on icy sidewalks and steps Monday morning. The roads also were slick: One driver was critically injured when her van left the road and hit a tree in west Omaha. And so many fender benders occurred Monday morning that police suspended taking non-injury accident reports for about three hours.

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