(Photo Courtesy of Indiana State Police Lowell Post
of a jack-knife semi at Cline)
Troopers from the Indiana State Police Lowell Post have been busy all day with numerous crashes, slide-offs and spin-outs. State Police report extreme icy conditions persist on all roads due to the subzero temperatures, and they ask drivers to be especially careful when going over bridges, overpasses, underpasses and ramps. The formation of black ice is being reported in some locations and icy roads should be expected on all roads across northwest Indiana through tomorrow (Wednesday), when temperatures are expected to become more favorable for chemical melting agents and plows. Meanwhile if you are out on the roads, slow down, as the majority of calls today to State Police were due to drivers traveling too fast for the road conditions.
At last check Lake, Porter, LaPorte and Starke counties are under a travel watch while Newton, Jasper and Pulaski counties remain under a travel warning.
For the latest information from the Indiana State Police, visit our new webpage dedicated to the snow storm at http://www.in.gov/isp/3096.htm. This page will flow much like a blog and will be in operate throughout the duration of inclement weather situation.
For Indiana road conditions call 1-800-261-7623, or visit the Indiana Department of Transportation website at www.trafficwise.in.gov. In partnership with the Governor’s office, Indiana Department of Transportation, Indiana Department of Homeland Security, Indiana Department of Education and the Red Cross more information can be found at the following website