DEVELOPING: Ice and Slick Conditions Causing Crashes in Central Indiana
INDIANAPOLIS -- An intense band of snow that mixed with falling freezing temperatures has created slick road conditions across central Indiana Thursday morning.
Multiple crashes have been reported through the overnight hours. This story will do its best to keep up with the latest.
The snow band affected the region most around 12:30 a.m. and because the roads were untreated for such conditions, the moisture froze over quickly and created black ice and other slick conditions.
NB I-65 at the I-70 split - two left lanes closed
At least 14 cars were involved in a crash on WB I-70 just before Holt Road.Only one lane is open and traffic is crawling.
SB I-69 is shut down at mile marker 230
WB I-70 is shut down in Plainfield near mile marker 63
WB I-74 near the Ronald Reagan exit is also shut down due to a crash. EB I-74 is very slow in the same area
Left 2 lanes closed of WB I-70 near Keystone Ave
NB I-69 is shut down just outside of Anderson
Ramp from I-465 to Shadeland Ave on SE-side closed
Around 1 a.m. a semi and a vehicle crashed on SB I-65 just before I-465 on the city's northwest side. No injuries were reported, but an ISP patrolman on scene said the area was deceiving due to the hard-to-see ice on the interstate and ramps.
Looking at INDOT cams around this time, almost every car on the road had its hazard lights flashing and traffic was crawling.
Then at 2 a.m., on WB I-74 near the Ronald Reagan exit, a pick up truck lost control and crashed into the barrier fence. the driver said the roads were "treacherous" and that before he crashed, he saw an accident earlier in the evening.
A semi reportedly slid off the road earlier in the same area of I-74.
Roads may continue to be slick in many spots until the sun comes out despite an increase in salt trucks out on the road, but conditions shouldn't deteriorate any further as the morning commute picks up.
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