The Waxahachie Fire Department responded to the scene of several crashes at about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the southbound lanes of the bridge in front of the Civic Center.

“There were no major injuries from the accident, but there were several minor ones. People that were involved in the accident were transported by ambulance or (were taken) by police squad car to the Hampton Inn … to get out of the cold,” Fire Chief David Hudgins said.

“What made the scene dangerous for emergency personnel working the scene was that people would come down over the hill and see the flashing lights. They would then tap their brakes, causing them to skid and then crash into the other vehicles,” he said.

Reports indicate a police car on scene to work the initial accident was struck and damaged by another vehicle that lost control on the bridge.

As of this morning at the Waxahachie Police Department, officers had filed reports on seven of the accidents worked overnight – all relating to the icy weather.

The majority of the accidents involved locations on U.S. Highway 287 and or Interstate 35E, with one in-town accident.

No major injuries were reported, with additional details not immediately available.