ISP sees plenty of wrecks in Putnam County after Friday's winter blitz

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For over 12 hours, Indiana State police near Putnamville had their hands full dealing with the fallout of Friday's barrage of snow, ice and wind.

Posted: Jan. 12, 2018 9:21 PM
Updated: Jan. 13, 2018 5:09 AM

PUTNAMVILLE, Ind. (WLFI) - For over 12 hours, Indiana State police near Putnamville had their hands full dealing with the fallout of Friday's barrage of snow, ice and wind - specifically their effects on driving conditions.

Police said between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., troopers responded to a total of 20 slide-offs, 13 crashes involving property damage and two injury-related crashes.

Five disabled vehicles were also attended to by ISP.

In addition, State Road 59 in Parke County was partially closed for about an hour.

Police noted the majority of the emergencies took place along an eight-mile stretch along Interstate 70 in Putnam County. That area also experienced lane closures to allow for cleanup of crash wreckage.

ISP is stressing the need for drivers to keep their speeds down to account for Friday's extreme weather saying in a press release, "The overwhelming cause of these incidents were motorists driving too fast for conditions."

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