Troopers Investigating Numerous Crashes and Slide-Offs.

By Mary Collins

Snow showers start our Saturday.

December 16, 2010 Updated Dec 16, 2010 at 8:49 AM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind., (Indiana's NewsCenter)--Troopers are investigating numerous crashes and slide-offs. Authorities want to remind motorists to reduce speed on snow and ice covered roads.

I-69 in Delaware and Madison Counties, and I-70 in Henry and Wayne Counties: driving and passing lane are snow covered and slick. Use caution on bridges, underpasses and ramps.

U.S. and State highways are snow covered and slick.

Use caution on bridges, underpasses and ramps.

Secondary roads (county roads) are snow covered and slick.

We need to leave our phone lines open for emergency calls.

Motorists can access road and weather information by visiting INDOT’s web siteTrafficWise.IN.gov or dial 800-261-ROAD (7623).

Another excellent source for the public and media to check on county snow emergency declarations is the Indiana Department of Homeland Security web site which is frequently updated: www.in.gov/dhs/files/travel-advisory-map/

Motorists please use the following cautions when driving:
Clear all windows, head/tail lamps of snow and ice
Turn headlights on, even in the daylight hours
Reduce speed
Be aware of sudden stops
Keep distance between vehicles, don’t tailgate
Hang up cell phones, and drive with caution
Buckle up
MOVE OVER, SLOW DOWN when approaching emergency and highway service vehicles.

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