The arctic arrival of "Old Man Winter" kept local law enforcement and emergency responders busy early Monday morning.
According to 911 dispatchers at the Clay County Justice Center, numerous weather-related accidents were reported between 5-10 a.m., Monday.
"It was horrendous," 911-dispatcher Cindy Judd told The Brazil Times Monday afternoon. "Sixteen reports were slide-offs requiring assistance, but there were a lot more than that."
Amid the numerous weather-related accidents, Judd said most of the reports came in from two areas where ice was an issue, a large portion of United Sates 40 west of the Staunton flashers to the Clay/Vigo county line and the Bowling Green area on State Road 46.
"We would get numerous calls reporting the same accident. At one point, my computer screen was full of pending calls," Judd said. "We received a lot of calls reporting a slide off and then they would call back to report they had been helped. It was really hectic around here for a while."