Across Indiana from 7 p.m. yesterday evening through 3 p.m. today the Indiana State Police report: 224 Property Damage and 45 Personal Injury crashes plus response to 237 vehicles that slid off the road and an additional 137 responses to assist motorists with traffic/weather related problems.
Fortunately, thus far, there have been no fatality crashes investigated by the Indiana State Police during this weather event. At the time of this report, there were no reported road closures.
As mentioned in earlier messages, Hoosiers should carefully consider if travel is necessary, especially when roads are snow covered, icy and hazardous. If travel is necessary, the Indiana State Police, Indiana Department of Transportation and the Indiana Department of Homeland Security are encouraging motorists to use a variety of resources to make an informed decision.
One source is the Indiana County Travel Advisory Map. It’s updated with travel information determined by county emergency management agencies and describes the conditions for a travel warning, watch, advisory and caution.
The map is available online at http://www.in.gov/dhs/
Keep an eye on road conditions and closures across the state using the Indiana Department of Transportation’s TrafficWise service at trafficwise.in.gov.
If you must travel, leave early, drive slower and arrive alive.