February 2, 2011 by USA Post 

INDOT ROAD CONDITIONS, Outside of Indianapolis, the interstate access was limited to the west, east and north. First Sgt. Dave Bürsten the state police in Indiana said the most serious incident of the state today from 10.30 on I-70 in Wayne County near the Ohio line. He had few details but said there are several accidents on the eastbound lanes closed for at least an hour or two.

In addition, whiteout conditions made travel difficult on I-69 between Anderson and Muncie, north of Indianapolis, and on I-70 between exit Spiceland, New Castle and Richmond.

Around 9 pm, a semi slid on I-74 westbound near exit of Ronald Reagan Parkway in Hendricks County. The semi was proposed by 11 hours

Shortly before 8 pm I-65 exit 267 Ind. Brownsburg was restricted after semi slid off the road. 10:00 Crews removed much of the collision with a crane.

Indianapolis State Police District Sgt. Rich Meyers said about half past seven that traffic was “very light” this morning.

He said riders have responded to seven accidents, no injuries, from 10:30 p.m. Tuesday. The most recent accident was property damage on I-465 west of Harding Street on the Southside about half past seven

Myers said five abandoned cars were towed from the side roads since 10:30 p.m. Last month, the state police began towing cars immediately during electrical storms to make it easier to plow the roads.

A spokesman for the department said because he is still fighting against the storm, the estimated final cost of their efforts would not be available until next week.

A sport utility vehicle rolled over was reported about 4 hours on the northbound lanes of I-69 near 116th Street, closed spanning nearly an hour. There were no immediate reports on injuries in the accident.

The Department of Transportation Indiana offers driving tips to prevent accidents related to weather. The motto of the Department of Transportation for winter driving is “ice and snow, take it slow, or just do not go.”

According to the National Academy of Sciences, adverse weather conditions cause approximately 7,000 road deaths and 450,000 injuries annually in the U.S. It is reported that the weather plays a role in 28 percent of all accidents and account for 19 percent of all road fatalities.

“It sounds simple,” said Stacie DelaCuesta, media relation’s director of the Department of Transportation, but slow down and give snowplows plenty of room. We also ask people that if they do not have to be on roads to stay inside. ”

If driving is unavoidable, DelaCuesta said: “Try to pack the objects in your car – blankets, flashlights, snacks and a way to get ahold of people. Also make sure to remove snow from headlights. ”

This site offers useful Department of Transport driving tips, including:

? Learn about the driving conditions before leaving home.

? Remove snow from vehicle windows, lights, brake lights and signals.

? Check tires for vehicles, windshield wipers, fluids, lights, belts and hoses.

? Allow enough time to reach your destination safely anticipating slow traffic.

Different types of snow and ice require different driving techniques. The ice is a common phenomenon. According to the website of the Ministry of Transport, “Roads that seem dry may actually be slippery – and dangerous.

Take your time when approaching intersections, off ramps, bridges or shadows -. Are all the hot spots of black ice “When faced with limited visibility, stay alert and reduce speed?

If driving on snow or ice, go slowly, no matter what type of vehicle you drive. Department of Transportation site that suggests leaving extra room between vehicles, braking early and slowly, do not use the cruise control, and avoid abrupt steering maneuvers. When merging into traffic, take it slow.

With snowplows on the road, other safety tips are recommended. Because plows are wide and can cross lines and shoulders, they need space to work. Do not tailgate and try not to spend. Because the snowplow travel below the posted speed limit, be patient and let time slow down. A field operator snowplow vision is limited, and operators cannot always see the other drivers.

Overall, be aware of what is happening. The measures taken by other vehicles to alert other problems more quickly. Often it only takes a split second to take a crucial decision to conduct.

Much of the state remains under a winter storm warning or blizzard warning issued by the National Weather Service. The Department of Transportation, Indiana (the Ministry of Transport) has deployed about 760 yellow plow trucks around the state to clear and treat roads, highways and roads in the United States.
As of 10:24, many central Indiana counties have declared travel advice or watches in response to freezing rain, sleet and other mixed precipitation. If the accumulation of ice and high winds felling trees or utility lines, the law requires motorists to stop state to an intersection where the signal does not work, then proceed with caution. Follow directions of police officers directing traffic.
Heavy snow accumulations are expected north of Hoosier Heartland Corridor between Lafayette to Fort Wayne. With a blizzard warning in effect, blowing snow can be expected for the northern counties of Indiana. Road conditions are reported by the Department of Transportation crews are available online or by calling 800-261 ROAD (7623).
Yellow plow trucks are deployed before the winter set to make the roads as safe as possible, but the safety of winter driving is a partnership where motorists play an equally important role. Roads can not be plowed and treated if blocked by accidents or traffic congestion during peak hours, if the Department of Transportation urges motorists to remember Ice & Snow: Take your time and lead to a slow speed, secure and consistent. Tips for drivers and other useful links can be found in winter line

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