Police respond to slide offs as plow crews work to clear roads

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – INDOT crews are counting on slightly warmer temperatures to make it easier for drivers to get around. Road conditions improved on Tuesday but there are still some problem spots around Indianapolis.

Indiana State Police responded to 31 slide offs from 6 a.m. through 12:30 p.m. During that same time troopers went on 29 property damage crashes and assisted 60 motorists with weather related requests. One personal injury crash was reported but the injury is not life-threatening.

“One group I helped out a while ago that told me they were just traveling along, hit something and said they spun they spun and were off in the median. So it can happen just like that before you know it,” said Sgt. Rich Myers with ISP.

INDOT East Central has 170 drivers working per shift. Their crews will continue working as long as it takes to clear the roads.

“With the temperatures coming up tomorrow conditions should become much more favorable for snow and ice removal. The chemical process that we need to melt that ice, the salt and the chlorides that we use become much more effective once we get into that 20 to 30 degree range,” said Nathan Riggs, a spokesperson for INDOT.