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Police responded to nine crashes in Victoria early Thursday, and an additional four vehicles slid off the road due to icy conditions.

The entire Loop 463 and Zac Lentz Parkway was especially slippery, said Senior Police Officer David Brogger, spokesman for the Victoria Police Department.

“Any overpasses or bridges of course are going to ice over first and remain iced over longer,” he said.

Freezing rains were expected to leave a “light glaze” of ice over the Crossroads early Thursday, the National Weather Service said.

It was not immediately clear if there were serious injuries as a result of any of the incidents.

In addition, there are still traffic lights out all over town, Brogger said.

“Treat any traffic light out as a four way stop,” he said.

Temperatures were expected to again dip below freezing Friday morning.

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Mark Rosenberg reports on rural community life for the Victoria Advocate as a Report for America corps member. He can be reached at mrosenberg@vicad.com or 361-574-1264 or on Twitter at @markrosenberg32. To support local journalism at the Advocate through Report for America, go to VictoriaAdvocate.com/report.

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Jane Doe

Seen several large-sized pickups just breezing through the non-working stoplights around town. The quite rude and ignorantly blatant display of lawbreaking is saddening. Decency is all but lacking, and maybe entitlement plays a role in this.

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