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Drivers Stuck On Icy Roads In Butler Co.
Some drivers are regretting hitting the roads, as dozens of cars are getting stuck on patches of black ice and even emergency crews are having a tough time navigating the slippery roads.
Several drivers were stranded waiting for help after their cars spun out on ice, "We thought that maybe when the sun came out we could maybe make it up a little further to our parents' house, but clearly that did not work the way we wanted it to, so we're just hanging out," says, Anna Schofield, a Greenville driver.
The Greenville Fire Chief, Chad Phillips, says even emergency vehicles are getting stuck on the roads throughout Greenville and Butler County, as they try to help stranded drivers on the roads, "Especially on these hills around here, whenever they're coated with ice, it doesn't matter if it's a passenger vehicle or an emergency vehicle when you try to go up it it's going to start slipping and sliding."
Other drivers had to be pulled away from ice by larger trucks. Butler County Engineers say when it comes to making the roads safer, they do not have the equipment needed to battle the ice.
Although some of the ice is starting to melt, the engineers say they are expecting the runoff water to refreeze over night and are keeping Butler County roads closed until further notice.