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Snowy and icy roads snarl traffic Monday, cause wrecks

OMAHA, Ne (FOX42KPTM) - Robyn Swiney got more than she bargained for Monday. In her neighbor's backyard, a car ended up on its side after crashing through a fence.

"It woke me up and I was like oh my God," said Swiney, who was staying at her sister's house.

That crash near 52nd and Sorensen Parkway was one of about 25 that was reported in Douglas County before 9 A.M. Traffic was snarled as snow and ice caught a lot of drivers off guard. The driver in that wreck is expected to be okay. Now, neighbors are hoping something can be done to prevent another crash like it.

"That's scary because that was somebody's loved one," said Swiney.

After Monday's accident, people in the neighborhood are saying enough is enough. They want guard rails to keep people protected.

"Even if you're doing the speed limit it's still safer to have something slow you down."

Swiney told FOX 42 News she's glad nobody was standing by the fence when the car came crashing through.

"I'm glad that it's going to be alright."

In this case, a deadly disaster was narrowly avoided.

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