Black ice caused as many as 11 vehicles to crash on the 259 Freeway in San Bernardino this morning.
The California Highway Patrol received a call about the crash at 8:08 a.m. on the E Street off-ramp from the northbound 259 Freeway. The 259 runs between the 210 and 215 freeways.
A motorist reported that the freeway sprinklers came on, spraying water onto the road. The water froze on the freeway, causing slick conditions.
The CHP received a second call at 8:41 a.m. that another seven or eight vehicles crashed in the same area.
The E Street off-ramp from the northbound 259 has been closed. The duration of the closure is not known.
Sub-freezing temperatures also led to icy road conditions in Redlands.
City spokesman Carl Baker said city crews worked through the weekend, spreading sand on canyon roads, Citrus Avenue at Judson and Lincoln streets and Palo Alto Drive near Country Club Drive.
At least four car crashes were reported in the city from slick roads.
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