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  • Writer's pictureBill Raines

Numerous traffic accidents keeps emergency personnel busy Friday afternoon and evening in Southern Indiana

SOUTHERN INDIANA - FEBRUARY 16, 2024 - Emergency personnel throughout Southern Indiana have kept busy with numerous slide offs, non-injury accidents and injury accidents.

All police agencies reporting the same.

Photo: Vehicles went off the roadway on Indiana State Road 450 about one mile west of Indiana State Road 158 Photo provided by Kim Robertson, Williams

911 dispatch centers have been flooded with 911 calls since the snow began Friday afternoon.

Accidents reported on Leatherwood Road, U.S. 50 East /Stars Blvd, Indiana State Road 58 West and Armstrong Station Road.

The snow began to fall around 1:30 pm in the Bedford area, within an hour the snow started getting heavier and by 5:30 pm the roads were all snow covered and slick.

Martin County Sheriff's Department urged motorists to stay off the roadways unless an emergency.

For motorists coming home from work reports their travel time took longer than their normal commute.

Those traveling north to Indianapolis reporting numerous slide offs, and traffic accidents making travel almost impossible.

Locally traffic was reported at a stand still between Avoca and Oolitic on Indiana State Road 37, and Indiana State Road 54 at Red Hill. Numerous motorists became stuck on county roads throughout the county.

In Daviess County a passenger vehicle rear ended a Indiana Department of Transportation snow plow on U.S. 50 near the Antioch Church near Washington. No injuries were reported.

Snow totals in Bedford was reported at 3 inches some localized totals more or less.

The local street and highway departments hit the roadways early Friday morning, pre-treating them prior to the snow hitting the area.

Photo: Travel advisories issued in Indiana Friday night

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