"Please always be on the lookout for highway workers and work zones, even at night," INDOT said.
Black ice was being blamed for the crashes that fouled the morning commute in the industrial area.
The accidents have resulted in minor injuries, police say.
Officials were working to put out the flames in order to learn more from the scene, police said.
Interstate 57 through Kankakee, lllinois, will be closed in both directions from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Thursday, weather permitting, for construction of the new Waldron Road/Maple Street bridge.
"Evidence at the scene led officers to believe Mr. Rivera destroyed suspected narcotics prior to being taken into custody," police said.
Officers found a handgun and drugs in a silver Toyota that had struck and caused the truck to roll over one mile south of the Roselawn/DeMotte exit, Sgt. Glen Fifield said.
A trooper arrived on scene and noticed the driver of the minivan smelled of alcohol and had an open container of vodka in his vehicle, police said.
Snow totals are now in, showing some communities in Northwest Indiana getting as much as 9 inches.
The overturned truck is located on the ramp, police said.
Randy T. Brown-Watkins, 27, of Lafayette, will be extradited to Lake County, according to Indiana State Police.
Randy T. Brown-Watkins, 27, of Lafayette, got out of a red Chrysler 300 that had rolled over during the crash and approached a good Samaritan while holding an AR-15-style rifle, court records state.
Emergency officials were responding to the scene, which was one of several crashes on area highways during the morning commute, police said.
Emergency vehicles, including an ambulance were on scene, police said.
A man died in a two-truck collision Monday morning along the southbound lanes of Interstate 65 just north of 61st Avenue, according to Indiana State Police.
"The entire City of Hobart should be proud of Steve," the department said. "Great job Lt Gouwens!"
Cleanup of the crash near Cline Avenue is blocking only the westbound left lane as of 6:30 a.m., but delays were extending as far back as Interstate 65.
Indiana State Police said that 20,000 pounds of general freight destined for Indianapolis was onboard when the semi rolled.
A Wheatfield motorist is recovering in the hospital following a crash on southbound Interstate 65 near U.S. 231 Tuesday afternoon that left a car wedged under a large truck.
A 30-year-old Hebron man died Friday night after his motorcycle collided with a semi-trailer on State Road 2 near the entrance ramp to Interstate 65, police said.
The Indiana State Police said the 25-year-old woman suffered “serious life-threatening injuries” in the crash that occurred about 1 a.m. Friday.