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State police respond to 30+ crashes due to slick roads Monday

Police say Allen and Huntington Counties were hit the hardest, with many crashes happening on...
Police say Allen and Huntington Counties were hit the hardest, with many crashes happening on I-69, I-469, US30, and US24 roadways.(Staff)
Published: Jan. 17, 2022 at 3:21 PM EST
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) - State police said they had to call in off-duty troopers to help respond to dozens of crashes because of icy roads Monday.

Troopers from the Fort Wayne Post say from 7:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, they responded to 35 crashes due to winter weather. They say Allen and Huntington Counties were hit the hardest, with many crashes happening on I-69, I-469, US30, and US24 roadways.

In order to handle the high volume of crashes, police say they had to call out numerous off-duty troopers (road troopers, detectives, commercial motor vehicle troopers, and command personnel) to effectively handle all incidents.

Officers note that road conditions have improved due to “the tremendous effort by INDOT road crews working to get roadways salted/treated.” Monday afternoon, INDOT said they have about 120 trucks out, treating highways across Northeast Indiana to prevent slick conditions. They say the trucks will stay out overnight to continue treating as needed to prevent refreezing.

A winter weather advisory has been issued through 10 p.m. for the entire viewing area due to the freezing drizzle. See the latest weather update below:

Tune in tonight at 5 and 6 for the latest weather conditions in the area.

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