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Van Slides Off Sherman Highway After Snow

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The storm had cars sliding on Highway 75, leaving several drivers in danger. The storm had cars sliding on Highway 75, leaving several drivers in danger.

SHERMAN, TX -- The snowstorm that created a white Christmas also left roads a mess, causing several vehicles to slide off highways.

Around 6 p.m., a van slid off Highway 75 just south of Texoma Medical Center, going down an embankment just south of an overpass section of road that was extra slippery. No serious injuries were reported among the five occupants.

After several hours of rain in the morning, precipitation began changing across Grayson County around noon, turning to snow after a couple hours. The slushy accumulation piled up to about two inches with fresh snow on top, before icing over in the evening.

At the Texas Department of Transportation office in Sherman, trucks returned from putting down sand and salt at the worst spots. Workers say their trucks are using a sandy substance called "chat" and magnesium chloride on steep hills and bridges on Highways 75, 82, and 377, with about 10 workers on Tuesday night after a different shift worked during the day.

Shortly after freezing precipitation started to fall around 12:30 p.m., a car spun out near the Washington Street exit, smashing into a guardrail and forcing police officers to block off the right-hand southbound lane for a time. Later, a few cars were abandoned along Highway 75 after sliding off.