OKLAHOMA CITY — Slippery road conditions have caused numerous car wrecks all over the metro, including a pileup involving at least 14 cars.
“I woke up, and me and my coworkers were texting,” Emily Wells told News 4. “One actually slid on the way to work.”
However, regardless of the treacherous driving conditions due to winter weather on Wednesday morning, it’s a busy time for Wells and her Girl Scouts coworkers. With cookie-selling season in full swing, she had no choice but to go to work.
“I was like, oh, I need to be careful and, then, I pulled up, and I look up and I was like, oh my gosh, there’s a lot of cars in that wreck and it’s just crazy,” she said.
Wells is talking about the pileup involving at least 14 cars right by her office on the I-44 W on-ramp near N.W. 63rd and Broadway Extension.
“Definitely hope everybody is okay, and it’s just, you just never know how bad the roads are. I mean, you just got to be careful,” she said.
Pictures showing just how bad the wreck was poured into the KFOR newsroom.
Some of the cars were crushed under a semi.
Word of the pileup quickly spread around the metro.
“I was like, oh my goodness, that must have been really bad, like there has to be ice over there,” said Kaitlyn DeShazo.
Deshazo, who also battled the slippery roads Wednesday morning, said her commute wasn’t too bad.
“It was calm. It was just kind of slippery,” she said.
DeShazo, like Wells, was forced to endure the icy conditions, even after hearing about the massive pileup because, sometimes, duty calls.
“Gotta get those cookies ready,” Wells told News 4.
So far, we’ve only received one injury report from the 14 car pileup, and we don’t know the extent of that person’s injuries at this time.