First responders describe 'controlled chaos' during snowstorm

CREATED Dec. 9, 2013 - UPDATED: Dec. 9, 2013

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GERMANTOWN - “It was the biggest pile-up we’ve seen, not the most serious, but with that many vehicles involved,” Germantown Police Captain Mike Snow was one of the first officers to respond to the pile-up just south of County Line Road on Highway 45.

“It’s nerve wracking because you don’t know with the visibility being so poor, you don’t know what’s going on behind you, what vehicles were coming up on you,” Snow said.

Shortly after he responded to the initial 20 car pile-up, another 60 car pile-up happened just north of Snow.  That meant an extra 10-15 officers were called in.

“We made calls to every officer on the department.  Our guys did a great job of dropping everything they were doing.”

Snow argues drivers going too fast made the accidents a major pile-up

“As I am going southbound cars are just flying by me doing close to the posted speed limit, which was obviously way to fast for the conditions,” Snow said.

Snow has some advice for drivers before the next big storm.

“Just a little self-reflection on your driving behavior and how you were driving that day.”