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Icy roads cause multiple crashes, road closures in central Indiana Monday evening

Posted: 5:48 PM, Nov 26, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-27 07:28:02-05

INDIANAPOLIS — Icy roads quickly developed Monday evening, causing a series of crashes on multiple interstate and bridges across central Indiana. 

The icing began as the sun went down around 5 p.m. and conditions deteriorated over the next 30 minutes, causing quick-freezing on bridges and untreated roadways. 

As of 5:30 p.m. Indianapolis Department of Public Works had four trucks on the road to deal with icing on bridges. The department will send an additional 39 trucks out at 11 p.m. Monday. 

Indiana Department of Transportation had 50 trucks out as of 5:40 p.m. dealing with icy conditions in the areas they cover. 

In Indianapolis, police responded to more than crashes between the hours of 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Of those accidents, 30 were for injuries. 

Below are some of the top incidents from Monday evening across central Indiana:

Police in Carmel say three cars were involved in a crash caused by slick conditions on the I-465 ramp near 31. Only minor injuries were reported from the crash. 

Police in Avon closed the Ronald Reagan Parkway bridge after a multi-vehicle crash caused by slick conditions around 4:30 p.m.

READ | 8-vehicle crash caused by Icy conditions on Avon bridge

Eight vehicles were involved in that crash and road crews were immediately dispatched to treat the area. 

In Indianapolis, a mail truck overturned on the Lynhurst Drive bridge over I-70 after an accident with another vehicle sometime before 5 p.m. Officials have not said if anyone was injured in that crash. 

Also in Indianapolis, crews had to rescue several people from the roof of their vehicles after two cars went into a retention pond on Indianapolis' north side just after 6:30 p.m.

READ | 5 rescued after 2 cars submerge in Indy pond

Everyone inside the vehicles was able to safely climb out and onto the roofs until emergency crews could get to them. 

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