Road conditions worsen with more ice

Road conditions worsen with more ice

INDIANA (WFIE) - Another round of ice is causing problems with road conditions on Wednesday, and it’s not just in Kentucky this time.

In a 24-hour window, Indiana State Police Evansville District say Troopers responded to a dozen slide-offs.

The Dubois County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday “road conditions are officially terrible.”

The Gibson County Sheriff reported early Wednesday afternoon several accidents and slide offs were happening.

They said there were several accidents on US 41, SR 64, and SR 68.

Indiana State Police said one of those was a rollover crash on Highway 41. State troopers also say multiple slide offs have occurred on I-69 and I-64.

Deputies advise people to stay home, but take it slow if drivers have to be out.

Indiana State Police also reported a slide offs on I-69 in Pike County and Vanderburgh County, as well as different crashes on I-64 in Warrick County, Posey Counties.

Evansville road crews were out for 16 hours straight. The city has 12 routes, and one truck is assigned to each.

Officials at the Vanderburgh County Highway Garage say they have all their trucks out treating roads.

This consists of 10 to 13 trucks that have been out since 3 a.m.

INDOT officials say they have 30 trucks in the Evansville area. This includes Vanderburgh, Warrick, Posey and a part of Gibson County.

”Even if we have 100 trucks out in one area, it typically takes two to three hours for a snow plow to complete its route,” said INDOT SW Communications Director, Jason Tiller.

“So, think of it like this: if you sit out on your front porch and you watch a snow plow pass, you’ll be sitting out there for two or three hours waiting for it to pass again. You’re going to get new snow fall; you’re going to get new precipitation and potentially some freeze over of the ice.”

Road crews were out until rush hour on Wednesday and have plans to be out again early Thursday morning.

We are told on-call drivers will also be a possibility overnight Wednesday into Thursday as slick spots begin to pop up on roadways.

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