2018-01-17 / Front Page

Troopers busy with snow and ice related calls

Friday, Jan. 12 from 6 a.m. until 6:30 p.m., Putnamville troopers responded to 20 slide-offs; 13 property damage crashes; two minor injury crashes; and five disabled vehicles. The concentrated area of problems was Interstate 70 between the 37 and 45 mile marker (Putnam County). There were intermediate lane closures for crash cleanup and removal of wreckage in this area. State Road 59 was closed near Mansfield in Parke County for about an hour. A truck and fifth wheel trailer loaded with building supplies was stranded across the road. The overwhelming cause of these incidents were motorists driving too fast for conditions.

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