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State Police provide roadway report

Thursday, February 3, 2011

This semi-truck was one of three that crashed at the Welcome Center/Rest Stop on Interstate-70 in Vigo County Thursday.
The Indiana State Police Putnamville Post reported Thursday the Welcome Center/Rest Stop on Interstate-70 near the 1-milemarker at Vigo County was closed temporarily as troopers investigated three commercial motor vehicle crashes at the area.

No injuries were reported from the crashes.

The vehicles entered the rest stop and lost control on ice.

Crews with the Indiana Department of Transportation were working on the conditions Thursday afternoon.

Other than that, ISP officials reported traffic conditions were under control despite ice on the roadways.

According to ISP officials, Interstate-70 was "mostly dry with a few scattered slick spots, running smoothly."

United States 41 south was "mostly dry with a few scattered slick spots in Vigo/Sullivan counties," and U.S. 40 east in Vigo County "is in good shape with a few scattered slick spots."

However, the post reported U.S. 40 in Putnam County "is still experiencing snow and ice covered slick spots."

In addition, U.S. 36 east in Parke County "has snow and ice slick spots," and State Road 63 in Vigo County is in "good shape with a few slick spots and in northern Vermillion County, a few more scattered ice/snow slick spots."

The post covers Parke, Vermillion, Vigo, Clay, Putnam and Sullivan counties.

The post also reported an ISP trooper's patrol car was struck at 7:30 a.m., Thursday, in eastern Indiana, but injuries appeared to be non-life threatening. As well, officials reported five officers in central Indiana (three troopers and two sheriff's deputies) were struck along the roadway while investigating other crashes.

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Im just wondering why there was such a huge difference in US 40 between Putnam Co and Clay on Thursday morning.

US 40 in Putnam Co was still ice covered and very slick but once I hit the Clay Co line both lanes on US 40 were completely dry.

I am completely disappointed in those cleaning the Putnam Co area and have nothing more to say but "Excellent Job" to those cleaning the Clay Co side.


-- Posted by dbltrbl on Fri, Feb 4, 2011, at 8:55 AM

There are also STILL some slick spots on I-70 .. yes, it's "running smoothly", but from Greencastle down to Monrovia, it's dangerous.

I don't see why sand can't be put down on these slick spots over the black ice.

Sad to hear Putnam County on US 40 is still very slick. Be careful, please!

-- Posted by Emmes on Fri, Feb 4, 2011, at 10:54 AM

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