January 28th, 2009 at 3:30 pm by Jason Crundwell under Breaking News
The sun is out and the snow has subsided. There continue to be situations with respect to current weather and road conditions. Within the Seymour District of the Indiana State Police the road conditions are as follows:
- I-65 from the 36 to the 58 mile marker, both lanes are snow/slush covered and slick. We continue to respond to vehicles sliding off, due to unsafe speeds.
- I-65 from the 58 to the 80 mile marker, the right lane is wet, the left lane is snow/slush covered.
- State and U.S. highways are still snow/slush covered and slick.
- Secondary roads (county roads) are snow covered and slick, with deep snow in places.
Troopers most recently assisted with semis stuck in the median at the 36, 41 and 52 mile marker. Both lanes were recently re-opened at the 58 mile marker southbound, following the clearing of a jack-knifed semi. The interstate was also recently re-opened southbound at the 38 mile marker, after the removal of a semi. Motorists should be prepared for sudden speed reductions or stops.
Even though the snow has quit falling, people are encouraged to stay off the roadways unless it is an emergency. City, state and county highway crews will need time to get the roadways clear. The fewer vehicles that are on the roadways, the quicker they can get that accomplished.
January 28th, 2009 at 3:22 pm by Jason Crundwell under Breaking News
Indiana State Troopers from the Indianapolis State Police Post were kept busy for the last twenty-four hours responding to numerous crashes and calls for service in the district. The majority of the crashes were property damage crashes. An accumulation of snow caused roadways, bridges, under passes, exit and entrance ramps to freeze; creating slick road conditions for motorists. Many secondary roads were nearly impassable.
The Indianapolis District worked a total of 103 property damage crashes, 9 personal injury crashes, 116 slide offs and responded to 47 motorists assists since yesterday at 1 p.m. Primary roadways in the district remain mostly snow covered with slush and slick spots. Currently all roads are open and drivers are reminded to drive with caution. The Indianapolis State Police District includes Marion, Johnson, Shelby and Boone counties.
January 28th, 2009 at 12:29 pm by Jason Crundwell under Breaking News
Current road conditions within the Indianapolis District of the Indiana State Police, which includes Marion, Johnson, Shelby and Boone Counties, are as follows:
- Interstates within District are snow covered, slick and extremely hazardous.
- State and U.S. highways are snow covered, slick and extremely hazardous.
- Secondary roads (county roads) are snow covered (deep snow), slick and extremely hazardous.
Interstates, State and U.S. highways are experiencing very slow moving traffic. We expect the current road conditions to continue and remain consistent throughout the day.
Troopers assigned to the Indianapolis State Police District have worked a total of 237 (57 of those are from 6A-10A today) crashes/slide offs since the second wave of snow began to yesterday afternoon. No one has been injured in any of the crashes thus far.
January 28th, 2009 at 10:51 am by Jason Crundwell under Breaking News
From Sergeant Bowling at the Connersville post…the semi has been removed from the I-70 ramp to US 35 at the 149 mile marker in Wayne County. State Highway is on the scene with a front end loader clearing the heavy snow from the ramp as several cars are stranded there. On I-70 at the 144 mile marker eastbound there is a crash involving a car and semi. There are no injuries and both vehicles are off the roadway.
Henry County is now reporting to be on a level III snow emergency along with Franklin County in our district. All other counties are on a level II emergency.
I-70 remains down to one ice covered lane as are all state roads in our district. Secondary roads are mainly impassable as our district continues to receive heavy snowfall.
January 28th, 2009 at 10:18 am by Jason Crundwell under Breaking News
Interstate 65 North Bound is closed at the Twenty Mile Marker, (North of Henryville in Clark County) due to stalled semi tractors and trailers. It will be closed for approximately the next two hours. All traffic is being routed off Interstate 65 at the Henryville Exit.
All roadways in the Sellersburg District are extremely slick and hazardous.
January 28th, 2009 at 10:06 am by Jason Crundwell under Breaking News
Officials at the Putnam post said they have received steady snowfall since yesterday afternoon. Current road conditions within the Putnamville District of the Indiana State Police, which includes Morgan, Hendricks and Putnam Counties, are as follows:
- I-70 in Clay, Putnam, Morgan and Hendricks Counties are snow covered and slick.
- U.S. and State highways are snow covered and slick
- Secondary roads (county roads) are snow covered with deep snow, and are nearly impassable.
Troopers have been busy investigating crashes and slide-offs since yesterday. Motorists are cautioned that there may be lane restrictions at various locations, and should be prepared for sudden speed reductions or stops.
January 28th, 2009 at 9:53 am by Jason Crundwell under Breaking News
We are still experiencing extremely slick and hazardous road conditions on all roadways in the Bloomington District. All motorists should be aware of traffic signals not working due to ice.
Lawrence, Owen, Greene and Brown Counties have declared a snow emergency. Only essential, emergency and public safety travel is permitted in Lawrence, Owen, Greene and Brown Counties at this time.
Current road conditions within the Bloomington District of the Indiana State Police, which includes, Monroe, Lawrence, Greene, Owen and Brown Counties, are as follows:
- SR 37, Monroe and Lawrence Counties, Passable, but extremely slick, snow covered and hazardous.
- SR 46, Owen, Monroe and Brown Counties, Passable, but extremely slick, snow covered and hazardous.
- SR 45, Greene, Monroe and Brown Counties, Passable, but extremely slick, snow covered and hazardous.
- SR 67/ US 231 Owen and Greene Counties, Passable, but extremely slick, snow covered and hazardous.
- Secondary roads, (county roads), Passable, but extremely slick, snow covered and hazardous.
Hoosier motorists can access road and weather information by going to our website at: www.in.gov/isp or by calling the Indiana State Police Road and Weather Line at 1-800-261-7623 (for statewide conditions).
January 28th, 2009 at 9:09 am by Jason Crundwell under Breaking News
Level II Essential Travel Permitted
On January 28, 2009 at 7:00 A.M. the Wayne County Commissioners declared a Level II Essential Travel Permitted Snow Emergency to be in effect in Wayne County, the City of Richmond and the Town of Centerville.
January 28th, 2009 at 9:00 am by Jason Crundwell under Breaking News
The Seymour Post is currently receiving a steady heavy snow in the Jackson, Jennings and Bartholomew County area. Jackson and Jennings Counties are currently under a “Level 2 Emergency”. Bartholomew County has no stated level of emergency at this time. A “Level 2 Emergency” is as follows: Conditions are threatening to the safety of the public. Only essential travel is recommended (i.e. to and from work, emergency situations, etc.).
The majority of calls coming into the Indiana State Police Seymour Post are from citizens asking if they have to go to work today or not. The current level of emergency is not restricting travel to work. Citizens will have to use their own discretion as to weather or not they can make it to work.
If you have to get out use the following cautions when driving:
· Reduce your speed
· Be aware of sudden stops
· Be aware of hills and grades that will prevent forward movement if your vehicle comes to a complete stop
· Keep distance between vehicles
· Hang up cell phones, and drive with caution
· MOVE OVER, SLOW DOWN when approaching emergency vehicles
Since noon yesterday the Seymour Post has responded to five personal injury crashes, 24 slide-off calls, three abandoned vehicles and assisted 13 motorists.
January 28th, 2009 at 8:51 am by Jason Crundwell under Breaking News
All routes are experiencing a 45 to 50 minute delay. Buses are not able to navigate through parking lots. Instead they must stay on streets. (No pick up in parking lots…such as Washington square mall)
They are NOT going on any highways…or interstates.