50 vehicles involved in crash in Putnam County

PUTNAM Co., Ind. -- I-70 westbound near US 231 in Putnam County was closed after a crash involving 50 vehicles.

The crash happened around 3:00 p.m. near mile marker 46. Janet shared her experience of traveling on I-70 Sunday with us on Facebook.

 

I 70 yesterday on our way home

Posted by Janet Brown Scooter Smeltzer on Monday, February 15, 2016

Six people were injured, according to the Indiana State Police. None of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening. 

Mike Kopatich was on his way to St. Louis when he got caught in the mess and had to wait hours for the lanes to reopen.

"A couple of hours -- I get it," he said on Sunday. "You know, I understand unfortunately sometimes these things happen. But it's going on seven hours and no one has said a word to us. Newsflash: It's 15 degrees outside. People are running out of gas."

The Red Cross opened up a shelter nearby for stranded travelers.

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