Hazardous driving conditions remain following Monday's snow

2014-02-18T08:35:00Z 2014-02-18T21:39:37Z Hazardous driving conditions remain following Monday's snowTimes Staff nwitimes.com
February 18, 2014 8:35 am  • 

Area police reported multiple accidents throughout the region Tuesday morning in the wake of Monday's heavy snow, with many roads remaining snow-covered and slick with patches of black ice.

Indiana State Police responded to numerous slide-offs and spin-out accidents Tuesday morning throughout the Lowell district.

Police said Interstate 65 between Interstate 80 and U.S. 231 was particularly slick and hazardous.

No serious injury accidents were reported.

Indiana State Police for the Toll Road said that road was also snow-covered and slick in patches.

Merrillville and Hobart police responded around 5:30 a.m. to a jack-knifed semi in the westbound lanes of U.S. 30 at Colorado Street that blocked two lanes there.

Crown Point and Lake County police dispatchers said they were busy with multiple accidents early Tuesday, particularly on and around 109th Street near Winfield.

Some South Shore commuter trains were running late as a result of the snow.

Some low-lying areas reported fog complicating the start of the morning commute.

The National Weather Service reported 5 to 8 inches of snow fell in the region Monday. Forecasters said temperatures were expected to rise to 39 degrees Tuesday, melting the ice and snow on the roads and easing travel for the evening rush.

The road conditions prompted some area schools to delay the start of classes or cancel school Tuesday morning. Check www.nwi.com/closings for a full list.

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