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Numerous Accidents on I-65 and I-74

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Indiana State Police have sent out an alert regarding road conditions in the Lafayette District, which includes the counties of Benton, Warren, Fountain, Montgomery, Clinton, Carroll, White and Tippecanoe. All roads are snow packed, icy with blowing and drifting snow. Numerous slide-offs and crashes have occurred on I-65 and I-74 not due to road conditions but for drivers not adjusting their speed for conditions of the roadway.
More info from police: Remember, road conditions don't cause crashes, speed to fast for the conditions of the roadway cause crashes. Slow down and get to your destination safely. Give yourself plenty of time and be diligent to conditions of the roads.
Indiana Department of Transportation along with local county highway trucks are busy trying to keep up with the blowing and drifting snow. Move over and slow down when you see emergency lights ahead. Remember, they are out trying to make it safer for you traveling the roadways of Indiana.
For up-to-date road and weather information, citizens are encouraged to tune to local television and/or radio stations. Another source of information is the National Weather Service; this link http://www.crh.noaa.gov/ind/ will take visitors directly to the current Indiana weather information. Citizens may also contact the Indiana Department of Transportation Road and Weather line at (800) 261-7623 or visit the Indiana Department of Transportation website at www.trafficwise.in.gov.
PLEASE, do not call city, county, or state police dispatch centers for road and weather updates. These lines need to be kept open for emergency.


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