Snow Storm Causes Hundreds Of Crashes, Some Fatal

The Indiana State Police responded to hundreds of crashes after a snow storm blew through the state Thursday night and into Friday.

Friday's Snow

Photo: Madison Hepburn

Road conditions Friday morning

From 6 p.m. Thursday until noon Friday, Indiana State Police in the Indianapolis district responded to 126 crashes, two of them fatal. State troopers also had 271 calls for car help when motorists found themselves stuck in a ditch or broken down.

Numbers in the Bloomington district, which covers Brown, Greene, Lawrence, Morgan, Monroe and Owen counties, were much lower. As of 11:30 a.m. Saturday, there were 20 crashes reported, including one injury.

The storm, which began later on Thursday pelted Indiana with snow and ice, hit the southern part of the state the hardest.

Some places saw up to 10 inches of snow. Department of Homeland Security advised people in Crawford, Floyd and Washington counties to stay off the roadways.

The snow is expected to hold off for the next few days. However, Indiana will be seeing the temperatures plummet over the next week as another blast of arctic air keeps the temperatures well below freezing.

You can check current highway and state road conditions on INDOT’s traffic map.

Network Indiana contributed to this report.

Gretchen Frazee

Gretchen Frazee is a reporter/producer for WFIU and WTIU news. Prior to her current role, Frazee worked as the associate online content coordinator for WFIU/WTIU. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia where she studied multimedia journalism and anthropology. You can follow her on Twitter @gretchenfrazee.

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