Heavy snow and slick roads cause 5-mile backup on I-70 in Greenfield

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GREENFIELD, Ind. – Heavy snow and slick roads have caused a nearly five-mile long backup on eastbound I-70 stretching from SR 9 to Post Road. The backup is the result of two earlier closures caused by a wintry mix that fell across the state from later morning to early afternoon.

Earlier today just after 10 a.m. there was a multi-vehicle crash on westbound I-70 near SR 9. The crash caused all lanes to close for about two and a half hours.

Additionally, all lanes of eastbound I-70 were closed ion the same area near SR 9 just after 11 a.m. due to slick road conditions.

Eastbound and westbound lanes reopened around 12:30 p.m,. but traffic has been very slow moving and there was an extremely long backup due to the closures. According to ISP Sgt. Perrine, the backup was nearly five miles as of 2 p.m.