ISP troopers working long hours for winter weather

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WABASH VALLEY, Ind. – Troopers from the Putnamville Post have been busy responding to various calls for service over the past 24 hours or so.

The Putnamville District is comprised of Parke, Vermillion, Vigo, Putnam, Clay, and Sullivan counties.

Since 3 p.m. Tuesday until 3 p.m. Wednesday, troopers have responded to 15 property damage crashes, one personal injury crash, 15 slide-offs and 27 disabled motorists.

No serious or life threatening injuries were reported.

The ‘trouble spots’ were U.S. Highway 41 in the Daily Hill area of Parke County and all along Interstate 70 from the Illinois state line to the 53 mile marker in Morgan County.

At various times on Wednesday, traffic was slowed or briefly stopped along Interstate 70 for crash cleanup efforts.

The most frequent cause for the crashes and slide-offs were motorists driving too fast for conditions. Drivers are encouraged to slow down, follow other vehicles at a safe distance, avoid driver distractions, and use extreme caution while driving.

Currently I-70 is mostly wet with no problems or delays.

Other state roadways within the district range from snow covered to scattered slick spots. Secondary roads remain snow covered slick and hazardous.

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