• Icy roads this morning lead to many crashes and one death

    March 05, 2012 No comments

    Ice forming on bridges and overpasses caused multiple accidents in the early hours of this morning, claiming one life, shutting down interstates and keeping emergency crews busy.

    Northbound I-65 was closed at I-465 on the south side after one person was killed in an accident that took place at approximately 3:00 a.m. IMPD is not releasing the identity of the victim until family is notified.

    Just west of that scene, I-465 eastbound was closed near Mann Road for several hours.

    I-65 was closed at various places throughout the night. The longest standstill occurred just north of 71st Street, taking most of the night to clear after a pair of semis tangled with each other, and another vehicle. There were no serious injuries in that accident.

    North of Meridian Street, I-65 had to be closed while two overnight accidents were cleared and the roadway treated.

    Both directions of I-65 were temporarily closed in Johnson County at the Franklin exit so crews could salt.

    Crews worked two crashes involving jack-knifed semi trailers in Boone County north of Lebanon, starting shortly before 2:00 a.m. At 4:15 a.m., Boone County reported all roads open and salted.

    Westbound I-70 was closed at Sherman, then later at Emerson, due to a pair of crashes.

    Another crash closed I-465 in both directions on the I-74 ramps on the west side of Indianapolis around 2:30 a.m. It had re-opened. Then another crash closed northbound 465 in the same area before trucks treated the area and the roadway re-opened before the morning rush.

    Westbound I-70 in Hendricks County was closed at State Road 39 for most of the night due to a crash. That, too, re-opened after trucks treated the exit.

    Multiple crashes also shut down I-70 near Richmond earlier in the morning.

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