Storm keeps state police districts busy

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The Indiana State Police Pendleton District kept busy during the winter storm.

Pendleton troopers worked 36 property damage crashes, four personal injury crashes (including one fatal crash) and 143 slide-offs from midnight Sunday through 8 a.m. Wednesday. Troopers helped 112 drivers and responded to 363 calls during that span.

Interstates in the district range between clear to snow covered. There are still several slick spots, and state roads and secondary roads are covered with snow and slick.

The most common cause of crashes and slide-offs was excessive speed, according to state police, who said drivers failed to adjust to the existing road conditions. You should slow down and allow plenty of time to reach your destination.

The Pendleton District covers Delaware, Fayette, Henry, Madison, Randolph, Rush, Union and Wayne counties.

For updated road and weather conditions, call 1-800-261-7623, or visit INDOT’s website. Don’t call local or state police for road conditions and leave their phone lines open for emergencies.