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Tri-State driving conditions still hazardous

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The morning rush is over, but problems on the roads continue as snow and ice pile up in the Tri-State.

The Indiana Department of Transportation tells 14 News that road conditions around the state are passable, but motorists should use extreme caution while driving.

Official say they've seen seven slide offs in Vanderburgh County in the last hour.

Posey County Sheriff is asking for people to only travel if it is crucial and essential. Just about an hour ago, Knox County EMA sent out an alert that they are updating the advisory to a watch, asking people to drive only if essential. 

We're told METS is detouring three routes because of road conditions: Fulton, Riverside A and Stringtown.

Fulton inbound from North Park will detour down First Avenue to Allens Lane to Fulton Avenue and then resuming normal route.

Riveside A will detour inbound from Lawndale at Green River onto Pollack Avenue and resuming route at Vann Avenue.

Stringtown will detour Pfeiffer Road up Stringtown to Mill Road and then resuming the route.

In Western Kentucky, KSP Trooper Cory King say five slide offs have been reported, those in Ohio, Daviess, and McLean Counties. 

We're told that conditions have worsened in the Western Kentucky area. We've heard of a lot of slide offs in Henderson where roads are starting to ice over completely. 

The bridge in Calhoun and in Livermore are completely iced over. Trees are started to grow heavy with ice, but there are no reports of them falling on power lines.

14 News meteorologists predict ice accumulations will range up to 1/4" in parts of the Tri-State. They say bitter cold air will arrive on Friday night, as the temperature plummets to 14 degrees by Saturday morning. There's a possibility of more snow on Sunday and Monday.

Driving conditions on Friday will be hazardous so officials are reminding everyone to take it slow. If you are traveling, be sure to give yourself plenty of time to arrive and drive cautiously. 

More than 600 Indiana Department of Transportation salt trucks were out overnight treating the roadways and will continue to do so through these winter storms. 

Check road conditions:

Indiana – 1-800-261-ROAD (7623)

Kentucky - 511 or 1-866-737-3767

Illinois – 1-800-452-4368

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