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Winter weather creates risky road conditions
Sparta Highway closed for hours
Snow---Truck-crashWEB
Dalton Stotts, 45, was fortunate to escape serious injury Friday afternoon when his Dodge pickup left Viola Road, traveled down an embankment and came to rest upside down in a creek. The cab of the pickup was about three feet from being submerged.
Motorists traveling on Sparta Highway had a maddening wait in the late afternoon and early evening hours Friday.Traffic came to a standstill for about two and a half hours when a number of vehicles became stuck on the hill after crossing the bridge by the VFW."There were about 20 cars that got crossed up on that hill," said Highway Patrol Sgt. Billy Prater. "There weren't any wrecks, but they all got stuck. They couldn't get up the hill.