Snowfall keeps Putnamville State Troopers busy

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PUTNAMVILLE, Ind. (February 14, 2016)–A Valentines day snowfall kept Indiana State Police Troopers  from the Putnamville Post very busy responding to numerous crashes and slide-offs.

As troopers tallied up the various traffic incidents, they counted 50 property damage crashes, 3 crashes that resulted in injury, and 8 slide-offs between 12 noon and 8:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Around 3 p.m., a crash involving 12 vehicles occurred in the westbound lanes of Interstate 70 near the 31 mile marker.

Four people suffered non-life threatening injuries.  The crash cleanup took about three hours.

Around 3:22 p.m. State Police responded to an even bigger crash on I-70 near the 46 mile marker.

State Police estimate 50 vehicles were involved in that crash.  Seven people were treated for non-life threatening injuries.

I-70 Westbound remains closed.  State Troopers hope to have one lane open by 10 p.m.