• Indiana State Police at Putnamville Recommends Travel Only if Necessary

    February 01, 2011 No comments

    The Indiana State Police at the Putnamville post reported that the morning commute has relatively been a quiet one. Troopers are currently working a “jackknifed” tractor trailer on SR 63 near CR 600N in northern Vermillion County. No injuries are being reported but the northbound traffic is slow in that area. No other parts of the district are experiencing problems at this time.

    Travel on Interstate 70 in west central Indiana is operating smoothly at this time.

    The majority of the US and state roads in the district are experiencing scattered slick spots to totally ice covered. The majority of the totally ice covered roadways are north of I-70 with the strongest concentration of icy roadways north of US 36 in Parke/Vermillion counties. Secondary roads in the district are slick/hazardous.

    ISP reported last night at approximately 8PM to 12Midnight, troopers responded to two crashes and three slide-offs on Interstate 70, all in Putnam County. No injuries reported.

    With the worst supposedly yet to come, we are encouraging motorists to travel only when necessary, slow down and drive for conditions, allow extra time, use caution, do not follow too closely, and have their vehicle well prepared. Vehicles should have a full gas tank, make sure the windows are clean, carry your cell phone and keep it fully charged and pack and emergency kit with extra food and clothing. If motorists are traveling too fast for conditions, troopers will be issuing traffic citations. The citations are meant to change driving behaviors to reduce crashes and save lives, not to simply write a ticket.

    District troopers will be working around the clock to assist the public. Regular days off have been cancelled during this approaching storm.

    We need to leave our phone lines open for emergency calls. Motorists can access road and weather information by visiting INDOT’s web siteTrafficWise.IN.gov or dial 800-261-ROAD (7623).

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