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These Crazy Photos Show How Dangerous It Was Driving In The Northeast This Weekend

At least five people died after a freezing rain storm turned roads into skating rinks.

Last updated on January 19, 2015, at 12:54 p.m. ET

Posted on January 19, 2015, at 12:54 p.m. ET

At least five people died Sunday after a freezing rain storm turned roads into skating rinks across the Northeast.

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In Pennsylvania, one person died in a pileup of as many as 50 cars, and two more people were killed in a separate accident on a nearby highway, the Associated Press reported.

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Another man was killed in a crash in northeastern Pennsylvania, and a woman died in Connecticut, according to the AP.

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One Instagram user captured multiple videos of cars sliding on ice in Rockland, NY.

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In many areas, cars were brought to a standstill. Accidents were reported all over the region.

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Icy Roads Caused Dozens Accidents in the Area, 3 Dead http://t.co/irOssZf4va

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Icy Roads Caused Dozens Accidents in the Area, 3 Dead

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11:42 AM - 19 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Authorities urged drivers to stay off the roads unless it was absolutely necessary.

Black ice caused at least ten accidents citywide in just one hour this morning http://t.co/rGPUnwbDtK

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Black ice caused at least ten accidents citywide in just one hour this morning http://t.co/rGPUnwbDtK

2:55 PM - 18 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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#Ice caused fatal car accidents this weekend. A man trapped between 2 semis, & he's okay! Amazing story coming up.

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#Ice caused fatal car accidents this weekend. A man trapped between 2 semis, & he's okay! Amazing story coming up.

7:00 AM - 19 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

The New York Post reported that 911 became backlogged in New York City because of so many accident reports.

Yesterday... Black ice-related accidents cause 911 backlog: http://t.co/BJ7gvco7wO

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Yesterday... Black ice-related accidents cause 911 backlog: http://t.co/BJ7gvco7wO

10:16 AM - 19 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Temperatures were expected to rise to the low 40s on Monday, but authorities urged drivers to remain vigilant.

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