Snow slows traffic on Interstate 65

WLFI File Photo
WLFI File Photo

TIPPECANOE CO., Ind. (WLFI) – Drivers said the road itself isn’t too bad,  but when you throw other drivers going too fast in the mix that’s when they said it got a little scary out on the interstate.

“Going south is pretty backed up, but coming this way isn’t bad,” driver Eric Burdine said. “People are driving crazy though.”

Some drivers said they’re not worried about the snow, it’s the other drivers on Interstate 65 that they’re concerned about.

“I was doing about 30, 35 and I had semis passing me doing probably 60 mph,” Burdine said.

“I was probably going 35 mph,” driver Chuck Murray said. “I have four-wheel drive. I was just keeping with the slow-paced traffic. I’ve got two kids at home and I want to get home to them.”

Murray said he planned ahead, so he didn’t have to battle traffic and snow on the interstate Wednesday morning.

“I plan on staying at work. I’m part of the essential staff at the Indiana Veterans Home,” Murray said. “I’m a nurse supervisor there so they’re quite a few of us there that are going to stay. We’ve got enough empty rooms where we can stay.”

The snow doesn’t show signs of stopping any time soon.

“I expect they are going to get really bad during the night with the ice underneath that snow,” driver Troy Wheeldon said. “You really can’t trust even a four-wheel drive car.”

INDOT dispatched all of their drivers out Tuesday to help get the roads as clear as possible. Crews came in around 2:00 p.m. Tuesday to treat the roads. Crews will be working around the clock to get them ready for the morning commute.

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