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Icy roads cause 9 car pileup

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One car crashed, causing a chain reaction. One car crashed, causing a chain reaction.
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Icy roads and winter weather caused a nine car pileup in Huntsville Saturday.

When the sleet started coming down Saturday morning, roadways and overpasses iced over quickly. One vehicle slid into a wall on North Memorial Parkway just before Clinton Avenue, causing a chain reaction.

"Some were going faster than others.  They had to hit the brakes harder. Of course, as soon as they hit the brakes, they started spinning out. Like a pinball machine. There was six, seven or eight. As more of them piled up, the ones behind them kept piling into them," said one of the drivers involved, Jim Baker.

None of the drivers were injured.

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