Across central and southern Indiana, from Midnight March 4th on through 8 p.m., the Indiana State Police responded to reports of 99 Property Damage and 24 Personal Injury crashes, plus response to 116 vehicles that slid off the road and an additional 158 responses to assist motorists with traffic/weather related problems.
Unfortunately, there has also been one reported fatality crash that occurred in Hendricks County, around 7:20 this morning, at State Road 59 and County Road 200 North.
In southern Indiana, on I-64 in Vanderburgh County, the west bound lanes are closed due to different crash scenes at the 12 and 18 mile markers. It is expected the lanes will be closed through 11:00 p.m. this evening.
Road conditions in central Indiana range from isolated slick spots, with deteriorating conditions farther south to very treacherous conditions in the southern most portions of Indiana.
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.
When roads are ice covered, the only difference between two wheel drive and four wheel drive vehicles is how many of your tires are sliding on the ice.
Please be patient to avoid becoming a patient.