Indianapolis salt trucks, plows prepare roads for snow

1 to 2 inches of snow expected Friday

INDIANAPOLIS - Dozens of crashes and slide-offs were reported across central Indiana after morning snowfall made roads slick.

State troopers were working several crashes along Interstate 70 near the 131 mile marker in Henry County.

One lane was blocked after a tractor-trailer struck a pickup truck on the bridge at the 132 mile marker.

"Drivers are not slowing down, which is causing further crashes at this location," state police said in a news release.

Along I-70 near Greenfield, two tractor-trailers and several cars were involved in crashes.

Up north, southbound Interstate 69 was closed in Grant County due to several crashes.

On southbound Interstate 65 at Raymond Street, at least five vehicles were involved in a crash.

"As of 10 a.m., we've worked over 75 crashes, slide-offs and calls for service in the Indianapolis district... and I-65 has been really bad," Sgt. Rich Myers, with ISP, told RTV6.

StormTeam 6 Meteorologists predicted 1 to 2 inches of light snow accumulation Friday morning.

Plow trucks in and around Indianapolis hit the streets early Friday in preparation.

More than 90 Indiana Department of Transportation trucks prepped interstates and streets after loading up with salt at the Department of Public Works.

Some commuters told RTV6 INDOT's efforts on the roads were not noticeable.

"It's like they got surprised, because normally, they salt before," said Rueben Flagg said.

"Didn't seem like they were ready. Not out in Westfield anyway," said Joe McCarthy.

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