FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — Dozens of crashes have been reported around northeast Indiana as snow fell on cold roadways Wednesday morning.
Fort Wayne Police said as of 8 a.m., officers were no longer responding to property damage crashes due to the sheer amount. Officers were only responding to crashes that required tow trucks or crashes with injuries.
Drivers were asked to get off the roadway and exchange information with the other driver.
“We are asking people to slow down and take your time getting to where you are going,” said FWPD spokeswoman Sgt. Sofia Rosales-Scatena. “The streets are slick and icy so use extreme caution if you are driving.”
On Interstate 69, numerous slide-offs were reported. A semi crash northeast of Marion closed the northbound lanes of the interstate.
In Steuben County, a semi overturned on a ramp at the 354 mile marker, 6 miles north of Angola.
U.S. 24 westbound was shut down in Allen County after a crash between Bruick and Doyle Roads.
On U.S. 30, a semi slid off the highway and into a ravine, slowing traffic.
INDOT said it was operating on a “full call out,” with crews working “at max capacity” treating roadways. With road temperatures below freezing, INDOT said it had 121 trucks deployed. INDOT tracks the conditions of the roads online. You can find that here: http://indot.carsprogram.org/