Slick Road Caused Dangerous Driving Conditions Yet Again

By Madeline Shine - 21 Alive

January 16, 2014 Updated Jan 16, 2014 at 7:08 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21 Alive) -- The snow we received today played havoc on area roadways.

Just as our viewing area seems to be getting a little bit of relief from the winter weather, the roads are back to being slippery and dangerous.

Throughout the day, a couple inches of snow hit the ground, and with that came the slick road conditions. Indiana State Police said they've responded to at least a couple dozen slide-offs and crashes since
earlier today.

Two of those accidents involved semi trucks that were jack-knifed on I-69 causing a brief shut down at mile marker 292 in Huntington County
as well as slowed traffic at exit 311 near Lima road.

While we aren't seeing as much snow as our most recent winter storm that blanketed the area, Sgt. Ron Galaviz with Indiana State Police says these roads are comparable.

If you're out and about make sure to factor some travel safety techniques like any other time the weather is bad.

“You're going to have increased stopping distances, it's going to be slippery, you know just like it was last week. I know we had some nice days, the roads were clear, you know the weather was conducive for nice driving, but that doesn't mean we let our guard down, because again we're still in the middle of January, we still have a few months of this yet,” Galaviz said.

As the snow has tapered off in Fort Wayne, many of the surrounding counties are experiencing bad road conditions.




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