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ISP responds to over 600 calls this weekend

Indiana State Police say from 7:00 p.m. Saturday evening to 3:00 p.m. Sunday they responded to over 600 calls for service from motorists.

Police say the calls that came in were for 224 property damage accidents, 45 personal injury crashes, 237 vehicles that slid off the roadways, and 137 responses to assist motorists with traffic/weather related issues.

There were no fatal crashes or road closures during that time period.

Indiana State Police continue to encourage drivers to carefully consider if travel is necessary, especially when roads are snow covered, icy and hazardous.

The Indiana State Police, Indiana Department of Transportation and the Indiana Department of of Homeland Security are encouraging people that do decide to travel to use a variety of resources to make an informed decision.

One source that motorists can use is the Indiana County Travel Advisory Map, which can be found online at http://www.in.gov/dhs/traveladvisory/. The map is updated with travel information determined by county emergency agencies and describes the road conditions. 

Another source you can use to keep an eye on road conditions and closures across the state is the Indiana Department of Transportation's TrafficWise service, which can be found at trafficwise.in.gov

Police also say if you must travel in poor or hazardous conditions, leave early, drive slower, and arrive alive.

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