Ice-prone area is a hazard
Standing water and black ice on a section of Dellwood Road has caused several accidents in the past couple weeks following rain and freezing temperatures.
One accident Wednesday sent two men to the hospital after hitting black ice on the road.
Mike Gaddis was driving toward Maggie Valley around 9 a.m. when he hit the ice in front of the Dish Barn, said his wife, Audrey Gaddis.
The ice caused him to slide and spin his Ford Ranger across the opposite lane, hit an oncoming Jeep Cherokee and land on his side near the parking lot of the Dish Barn.
Emergency crews had to cut the top of the truck off to remove him from the wreckage and both drivers were taken to the hospital.
Although their injuries were minor, Gaddis said it could have been much worse.
Emergency workers and passersby told her ...