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BREAKING NEWS: Foul Weather hits area again, I-70 closed

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

* Traffic converging on Brazil due to Interstate-70 closings.

Due to slick conditions, Indiana State Police has diverted westbound traffic from I-70 at Exit 41, located at State Road 231 onto United States 40.

Officials at the Putnamville ISP Post told The Brazil Times the state highway department is currently on the scene putting salt and sand on the roads, which are expected to reopen as soon as conditions allow.

Eastbound motorists are reportedly leaving I-70 at Exit 11, due to slick conditions and long delays, and rerouting themselves onto US 40.

Officials at the Brazil City Police Department confirmed that traffic is congested along National Avenue.

ISP and BCPD officials recommend that motorists stay home if they don't have to travel, and if motorists have to travel they need to slow down, drive according to the current weather/road conditions and expect long delays.

The foul weather has also caused some local closings, including:

* Clay County YMCA: Closing at 3 p.m., and

* Brazil Public Library: Closed today

The Brazil Times will update this story as more information becomes available.

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I believe the Court House has closed also; not 100% sure but I think it is.

-- Posted by Pro Se on Tue, Dec 23, 2008, at 1:45 PM

I just hope the motorists out on the roads drive like they have some sense.

-- Posted by th1953 on Tue, Dec 23, 2008, at 2:27 PM

I wish we had that alternate road down there alongside 70 such as 42 or another on the north side for traffic diversion. These Semi's coming through the town to 40 is very hard on the roads.

All those Semi's clog main street...Does that make sense when there are many other alternatives.

Mayor Bradshaw can you figure out a new plan?

-- Posted by Pearl2083 on Wed, Dec 24, 2008, at 10:32 AM

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