Light rain in Lincoln turned into a thin layer of ice Thursday night, prompting the Lincoln Police Department to temporarily close at least four bridges.
Lincoln Police Capt. Ryan Dale said injuries occurred, but none were life-threatening. Six or seven wrecks took place on the 27th Street Bridge south of the Cornhusker Highway, Dale said.
Dale said the City of Lincoln recorded 34 accidents Thanksgiving Day and night, which isn't an unusually high number. But most took place on bridges between 6 and 9:30 p.m.
Traffic became far more orderly after snowplows dropped sand or anti-freezing chemicals on Lincoln streets and bridges, he said.
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