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Highway departments still clearing roads

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Cars lined up after Monday morning accident in Evansville. Cars lined up after Monday morning accident in Evansville.

Most children were out of school on Monday, but county highway departments were hard at work clearing roads to get school buses back on the roads. 

The roads slowly improved throughout the day as the sun helped melt some of the ice and crews were able to reach some of the secondary roads in the county. 

It was a different story at Green River and Lynch Monday morning. Five cars were involved in an accident. Officials say no one was injured, but it did cause a delay for some drivers.

Police also called INDOT and asked for the overpasses on the Lloyd Expressway to be re-salted and cleared as those areas became slick. Police say drivers were reporting black ice on the Lloyd and accidents quickly started piling up. 

"We're still seeing people traveling at speeds too fast for conditions. Even with emergency crews on scene. Don't over estimate your driving abilities. When you hit that slick spot, it doesn't mean what you're driving or how long you've been driving, there's nothing you're going to be able to do. Please slow down, especially when you see crews out here trying to clear up these other accidents," said Sgt. Jason Cullum with the Evansville Police Department.

City crews have been working on the subdivisions and overpasses, while the county crews tried to hit busy roads like Oak Hill and Millersburg. Officials are trying to clear what's already on the ground and pre-treat for what's to come tonight.

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