Police respond to more than 380 crashes as snow falls across central Indiana ahead of arctic freeze
Heavy snow has caused problems for Hoosiers in central Indiana ever since it entered the state early this morning.
The morning commute turned messy with ISP responding to over 50 crashes; 14 of those crashes involved injuries. In addition, police said there were 15 slide-offs.
According to Marion County dispatch, 382 crashes have been reporterd, including 42 with injuries. They have also taken more than 1,300 911 calls.
I-70 was a mess all around today. Westbound lanes were closed for several hours near State Road 9 in Greenwood due to a crash involving multiple vehicles, and at the same time, eastbound I-70 was closed due to icy conditions. Both directions reopened just after 12:30 p.m.
Additionally, a school bus in Johnson County was involved in a crash near County Line Road and Morgantown Road. Dispatchers said children were on the bus but weren’t injured. Investigators said the bus was turning and a pickup truck couldn’t stop in time.
The Wayne Township Fire Department, Decatur Township Fire Department and IMPD were working a crash involving five cars at I-70 and Holt Road.
Snow is still falling in central Indiana, and we will continue to update this post with the latest weather info.