SEYMOUR, IN (WAVE) – A 60-mile stretch of Interstate 65 in southern and central Indiana has reopened to traffic.
Around 9 a.m., the Indiana Department of Transportation closed I-65 between Exit 76 at Edinburgh and Taylorsville, Indiana and Exit 16 at Memphis due to low visibility and hazardous driving conditions caused by the morning snow.
Numerous vehicle slide offs were reported. Wreckers were trying to remove stuck vehicles from the median.
Road conditions caused several counties have issued travel warnings. Drivers are urged to reduce their speed and warned to expect delays. A travel watch for Bartholomew, Jackson and Scott counties advises essential travel only.
INDOT crews continue to plow and treat I-65 as traffic allows. Strong winds have resulted in blowing snow, reduced visibility and colder temperatures. Local INDOT plow crews will manage the interstates, U.S. highways and state routes to prevent snow from blowing across the highway and sticking. With falling temperatures, salt and other melting agents will have to work harder to lower the temperatures at which the accumulation melts.
Tuesday, April 20 2010 11:21 PM EDT2010-04-21 03:21:00 GMT
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