102 Crashes in Fort Wayne - Winter Driving Hazardous

By Nicole Hahn
By Brian Gillett
By Max Resnik

January 11, 2011 Updated Oct 23, 2013 at 5:05 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - The snow has fallen in Northeast Indiana. Fort Wayne Police are reporting 95 crashes in the city on Tuesday. There have been seven crashes as of 9:00am Wednesday.

Indiana State Police say driving behavior is to blame for winter crashes, not Old Man Winter himself. The Indiana State Police have a number of tips:

-Check road conditions before you leave
-Give yourself extra time to get to your destination
-Thoroughly clean off windows and mirrors
-Make sure you have a full tank of gas and check other fluids to make sure they're topped off
-Keep a box in your car filled with non-perishable food, candles or a flashlight, a cell phone and charger and blankets
-If you're stranded, call 911 and wait and never abandon your car
Most importantly, drive slow

There is a possibility of more snow before the week is over so take your time and remember these winter driving reminders. They're sure to make your ride safer.

ISP also asks the public to contact one of these sources when looking for statewide road and weather information so as to keep our dispatch phones free for emergency calls: (800) 261-ROAD (7623) or visit INDOT’s website at www.TrafficWise.in.gov .

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