Snowfall keeps Putnamville State Troopers busy
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.