88 crashes in 24 hours as weather worsens

LOWELL, Ind. -- Lowell State Troopers have been busy in the last 24 hours--covering 88 crashes due to slick roads.

Road conditions over the past 24 hours contributed to numerous crashes along I-65, I-80 and I-94.

Of those 88 crashes 75 were property damage and 13 were personal injury crashes.

Troopers responded to 29 assistance requests including slide offs, flat tires, stranded motorists and vehicle malfunctions.

Drifting and blowing snow continue to be a problem for troopers and motorists alike as open areas of roadways can freeze causing dangerous and hazardous conditions.

As INDOT plows continue to salt roads in Michiana--motorists are urged to use caution.

When manuevering around plows INDOT asks drivers to travel at a slow pace during  snow removal and salting.

To avoid an accident its advised to slow down or move over for assisting emergency vehicles at crash scenes.

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