Snowstorms blamed for dozens of crashes on Dubuque roadways

Dubuque County police were busy this weekend handling more than two dozen crashes caused by snowstorms that dumped nearly 10 inches of the slushy white stuff in a 48 hour period. Dubuque police responded to 18 crashes between 6 p.m. Friday and noon Saturday, according to a press release. County Sheriff Joe Kennedy said his department responded to 23 cars that had slid off into ditches and seven reportable crashes during the storm, a couple of which involved minor injuries.