I-65 NB, SB reopened after hours-long closure

All lanes of Interstate 65 were shut down in southern Indiana Tuesday morning due to several weather-related crashes, Indiana Department of Transportation and Indiana State Police said.

At least 2 to 4 inches of snow fell early Tuesday, causing hazardous conditions for north and southbound drivers on I-65.

The lane closures included all north and southbound lanes from Exit 76 near Taylorsville to Exit 16 near Memphis, Ind.

"I've been on the department for 23 years and I've only seen it one time before. We had nothing but an ice skating rink out here on the interstate. We started having numerous crashes," Sgt. Jerry Goodin said.

Blowing snow reduced visibility for drivers and traffic was diverted onto U.S. 31.

Officials reopened both directions of the interstate south of U.S. 31, but some counties declared travel advisories.

Police reported no serious injuries on the interstate from Bartholomew to Clark counties.

Authorities urged those who have to be out on the roads to proceed with extreme caution.

See the map of travel advisories: http://www.in.gov/dhs/traveladvisory/

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