IFD: Two separate multi-vehicle wrecks make sticky traffic even worse on I-70 and I-465
Last Updated: 71 days ago
INDIANAPOLIS - Crews responded Tuesday afternoon to a wreck at Interstate 70 and Interstate 465 reportedly involving four semis. Then, investigators headed less than a mile away to respond to another multi-vehicle wreck.
Dispatchers said just before 2:30 p.m. a report of a major wreck came in and crews headed to the area to respond. The ramp of westbound I-70 was reportedly very slow near I-465 on the east side due to crash cleanup.
Four semis were reported to be involved. In images from Skycam 6, you can see an overturned semi from a wreck earlier in the day on Tuesday. IFD said cleanup from that crash was a contributing factor to the four-semi wreck later on.
The Indianapolis Fire Department (IFD) said traffic slow-downs and long lines entering I-465 from westbound I-70 combined with inattentive drivers and four semis connected enough to make them undriveable, which worsened the already bad traffic snarls.
IFD said the gas tank of one of the semis was punctured, causing 80 to 100 gallons of diesel fuel to spill. IFD's Hazardous Materials Team responded, spreading absorbent material so the fuel was contained before reaching any groundwater.
IFD said there were minor injuries, but that no drivers were transported to the hospital.
Indiana State Police were on the scene and are investigating the wreck, which was shortly followed by another crash less than one mile away on the I-465 southbound ramp from I-70 west.
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