Winter weather causes slippery conditions during morning commute

Winter weather causes slippery conditions during morning commute

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Winter weather caused issues all across the Tri-State Thursday morning.

On the Indiana Department of Homeland Security’s website, you can see we had travel watches or warnings in effect for multiple Tri-State Indiana counties.

Posey County is currently under a travel warning.

According to the key, that means you shouldn’t try and travel if you don’t have to.

Gibson, Spencer, Perry and Dubois counties are all under a travel watch, meaning essential travel on the roads like driving to work or for emergency situations are recommended.

Then Pike and Vanderburgh Counties are advising people to just use caution while traveling.

Indiana State Police reported several weather incidents on I-64.

Sgt. Todd Ringle posted photos of a crash involving a semi and a car. That was near the 21-mile marker.

No injuries were reported.

Sgt. Ringle reports the truck has been removed from the median but the interstate is still icy.

[Several schools closing Thursday]

In western Kentucky, we checked in with Owensboro police.

Sergeant Goddard told us they worked several crashes overnight, including slide-offs.

He told us the main trouble spots in Owensboro will be side streets and bridges as well as overpasses.

He also said that the area of Carter Road was tricky for them.

Overnight, we had several accidents in western Kentucky, including a wreck in Daviess County that involved a deputy. Trooper Corey King said on Twitter that happened on Sutherlin Lane.

He went on to say to avoid driving in these early morning hours.

Daviess County Sheriff’s Office is currently working on several accidents in the 10000 block of Highway 144 and is shut down until further notice. Officials say there are also power lines down in the area of 144 and 405.

Trooper King is reporting a semi is blocking US 431 near Marksberry Road. That’s just south of Owensboro.

He is also reporting several slide-offs on KY 554, KY 56 and on Rudy Road.

Officials with the Hancock County EMA say they have over 15 slide-offs on Highway 69. They say the road is currently closed from Happy Hollow to Weber.

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