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Winter Storm Causes Travel Problems

Traffic moving on U.S. 31 in front of White River Broadcasting in Columbus. / Photo: Barry Wright
Traffic moving on U.S. 31 in front of White River Broadcasting in Columbus. / Photo: Barry Wright

The winter storm that pounded the area overnight Thursday into Friday is still causing havoc for area drivers.

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security has issued travel advisories for Bartholomew and several surrounding counties. For more information, go to http://www.in.gov/dhs/traveladvisory/.

Columbus Public Safety spokesman Lt. Matt Myers said Friday morning roads were still slick and crews were out working to make driving conditions better. He says police were called out to U.S 31 at Lowell Road for a few slide-offs. Several accidents were also reported.

The Bartholomew County Sheriff's Office reported that a few accidents happened due to deteriorating road conditions.

Roads were reported to be in bad shape in Jackson County, but we were told by officials that U.S. 50 was wet and mostly clear. There were also some accidents on I-65 in Jackson County.

In Jennings County, the bad roads caused a few accidents and slide-offs there.

Remember, if you have to travel, give yourself enough time to make it to your destination, drive slow and watch out for other drivers.

Remember, do not call area law enforcement to find out about road conditions. You can call 1-800-261-ROAD.

Last Updated: Friday, December 06, 2013 1:15:23 PM


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