State troopers respond to dozens of crashes, several involving injuries, as first measurable snow falls overnight

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Indiana State Police said they responded to dozens of crashes as central Indiana’s first measurable snow fell overnight.

The resulting slick roadways caught many commuters off guard. ISP’s Sgt. John Perrine with District 52, which serves the Indianapolis area and its immedicate surrounding counties, said troopers responded to 36 crashes, seven of which involved injuries. Authorities also responded to five vehicle slide-offs and 12 disabled vehicles.

None of the injuries were serious, authorities said.

INDOT reports that its salt and sand trucks are  working primarily on the interstate highway system. Secondary roads will likely be more troublesome.

Most areas were expected to see under an inch of snow, with bridges and ramps as the biggest trouble spots. Drivers are encouraged to allow extra time for the morning commute, and to slow down when driving.