Multiple Car Accident In Gregg County

The steady drizzle most of us saw across the area today is said to be a major factor in a series of accidents in Gregg county. The first happened just after 1 this afternoon on Interstate 20 near FM 2087. DPS troopers say one vehicle began hydro-planing, sliding off the road.

That caused 4 other accidents strung out over a quarter mile stretch. In the end 12 vehicles were damaged. At least two people had to be taken to the hospital for their injuries. Traffic had to be diverted for nearly an hour as crews worked to clean up the scene.

Bob Hallmark, reporting.