On Monday, Clay County Sheriff Mike Heaton told The Brazil Times his department handled approximately 6-7 accidents as a result of blistering weather that came through the area Sunday.
"There was nothing major, but we had a lot of slide-offs," Heaton said. "Interstate-70 was a problem like it always is, but most of it was in Putnam County. We had a few in our county."
According to a press release, officials with the Indiana State Police Putnamville Post dealt with six crashes, seven slide-offs and four disabled/stranded motorists late into Sunday, citing most of these incidents took place on I-70 in Putnam, Clay and Vigo counties. In addition, ISP officials stated they responded to accidents along State Road 46 in Clay County and SR 63 in Vigo and Vermillion counties, noting only minor injuries were reported.
Heaton said some county roads were a concern, particularly county east-west roads due to drifting snow.
"Obviously you don't want to drive on those because you don't know how deep (the snow) is," he said.
Heaton urged motorists to use caution while on roads.
"I think people, after the last snow that we had, have adjusted their driving," he said.