Snow-covered roads led to a large uptick in local car crashes
Multiple police departments around Michiana have reported accidents and crashes from the past 48 hours at an above-average frequency due to roadways being covered in snow.
The South Bend Police Department reported 38 car crashes that occurred on Wednesday alone. Only nine were reported on Monday, before the roads were covered in snow.
The Mishawaka Police Department confirmed that 21 car crashes were reported on Wednesday.
Officials from the Elkhart County Sheriff's Office reported 28 crashes and 20 slide offs on Wednesday.
Not all of these crashes have been confirmed to be weather-related, but each area certainly saw an above-average number of crashes in a 24-hour span of time.
“You’re going to have to reduce your speed. The thing is if you stop in an area of low visibility, approaching traffic is not going to be able to see you,” said Sgt. Ted Bohner, Indiana State Police.