State Police: Driving Dangers Linger
January 8, 2014 by Jerry Howard
Indiana State Police are part of the State’s emergency response to this week’s winter storm. They are at work in the Region as people resume their driving patterns. ISP said today it has serviced hundreds of calls during this storm, and State Police have warned about black ice, too. ISP Corporal Larry Koebcke spoke with Lakeshore’s Sarah Holst to discuss the Region’s drivers and their driving conditions.
He says that from midnight Sunday to noon today, Lowell Troopers have worked 124 property damage crashes, 25 personal injury crashes, and 165 slide offs. They have assisted 166 motorists, for a total of 551 calls to service during the time period.
ISP says interstate highways and their ramps through the Lowell District are still snow covered and slick in areas.
It says the most common cause of the crashes and slide offs during the snow fall and icy weather was speed too fast for the existing road conditions.