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[INDOT West Central] USE EXTREME CAUTION: I-65 Reopens, Yet Hazardous
Start Date: 1/6/2014 All Day
End Date: 1/6/2014
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 6, 2014

 

USE EXTREME CAUTION: I-65 Reopens, Yet Hazardous

Traffic allowed back on interstate, but advised to take it slow

 

WEST CENTRAL, Ind. – The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces the reopening of I-65 (Between Gary and Lafayette). But drivers are advised to use extreme caution, take it slow, and travel at their own risk. Like the majority of roads across the West Central Indiana District, and the state, conditions are extremely hazardous and non-emergency travel is strongly discouraged. Drivers should expect to encounter slick conditions and blowing and drifting snow both on the main line interstates and ramps.

 

In these subzero temperatures, road salt is not as effective on icy roadways. INDOT is using other methods to melt ice and gain traction on road surfaces, such as chemical anti-icing agents and sand, but the frigid weather is hindering these efforts as well.

 

INDOT officials stress, all roadways are extremely hazardous across the district. Some roads remain impassable due to drifting snow, others are passable but with narrow lanes, while others are clear of loose snow, but hard-pack snow and ice has made for dangerously slick conditions.

 

Sections of I-65 closed to all traffic Sunday evening due to impassable roadways and ramps that stranded many motorists. INDOT and Indiana State Police worked throughout the night to rescue dozens of people from their vehicles.

 

Drivers can monitor road conditions and traffic alerts across the state at any time. Visit www.TrafficWise.IN.gov or dial toll-free 800-261-ROAD (7623) for INDOT’s TrafficWise Traveler Information Service.  For social media updates, follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/INDOT_WCentral and like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/INDOTWestCentral

 

 

 

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Location Information:
Montgomery County
Contact Information:
Name: Debbie Calder
Phone: 765-361-5236
Email: dcalder@indot.in.gov
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