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Weather related crash causes shutdown on I-65 in southern Indiana

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Indiana State Police said the driver of the SUV tried to get around a semi, lost control and spun into the guardrail. Indiana State Police said the driver of the SUV tried to get around a semi, lost control and spun into the guardrail.
The semi went into the median. The semi went into the median.
Trooper Rob Caudill Trooper Rob Caudill
Josh Clemens Josh Clemens

SCOTTSBURG, IN (WAVE) - Troopers blamed the snow and driver error for a crash between a SUV and a semi that briefly shut down Interstate 65 in Scott County Friday night.

Indiana State Police said the driver of the SUV tried to get around a semi, lost control and spun into the guardrail. The semi went into the median. No one was seriously hurt, but the mess caused by the crash took crews hours to clear.

"These kinds of conditions, people ought to be used to them after three or four months," Trooper Rob Caudill said. "They need to slow down, take their time and not cause these problems for everybody else on the road."

The crash was one of many slideoffs and accidents that happened as three inches of snow fell across southern Indiana. Clark County issued a travel warning, while Floyd County was under a travel watch.

Plow crews worked throughout the evening to salt and clear the main roads. Snow piled up on interstate on-ramps and rural roads where plows hadn't been.

Traffic remained heavy in Scott County despite the snow and a travel advisory. Josh Clemens was caught in the storm while moving a 26-foot trailer from northern Indiana to his new home in Atlanta.

"It's not fun -- it gets a little hairy at times," said Clemens. "I'm hoping for it to be nice, sunny and 55 (degrees, in Georgia)."

It's the latest winter storm to bring several inches of snow to southern Indiana counties, while Metro Louisville received less snow because of warmer temperatures.

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