- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 3, 2015

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Authorities say icy roads have caused several accidents in eastern Nebraska and at least one fatal crash.

The freezing drizzle arrived at a bad time for travelers and morning commuters Tuesday, especially for people driving down residential streets headed to major thoroughfares and highways. At least 24 traffic accidents involving 38 vehicles were reported between 6:15 a.m. and 9:15 a.m.

Authorities say a crash reported around 6:45 a.m. on the northwest side of Omaha killed 44-year-old Patrick J. Dubas when his vehicle slid off the road and hit a tree. Rescue crews that responded to the collision say Dubas was pronounced dead at the scene.

The National Weather Service issued a freezing rain advisory for eastern Nebraska and western Iowa that expired late Tuesday morning.



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