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Slick Roads Cause Car-Semi Truck Crash on Highway 47Submitted: 12/28/2012
Story By Lane Kimble

RHINELANDER - One look outside Friday night and you can tell the roads are rather slick.

Snow flurries started falling in the Northwoods early this afternoon and winds pushed a lot of that snow around.

That made for some treacherousdriving in the viewing area, including on Highway 47 Friday night.

Around 6 p.m. Newswatch 12 got a report of a car and semi crash on Highway 47 near Newbold.

We didn't make it out to the scene in time, but we did run into the driver of the car afterward: Pam Miller from Boulder Junction.

Miller says she was on her way to work driving toward Minocqua when her cell phone rang.

"My boss was calling me and I looked away for just one second," Miller said. "There was a car stopped in front of me and I went around the car and I t-boned a semi.

And if I didn't go around the car, there was a little girl and a dad that I probably would have killed. And if I didn't have my seatbelt on like I normally don't, I would've got killed too."

Miller thinks she was only going about 40 miles per hour at the time. She says the semi truck driver and people in the car she almost hit weren't hurt. They were the ones who called police.

"Wear your seatbelt and don't answer your phone, even for your boss," Miller said.

The slick roads also caused a multi-car crash on Highway 51 and County N near Tomahawk around 8 p.m. No one was injured in that crash either.

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