Icy conditions close area highways

January 19, 2011

Police say icy roads are causing accidents in parts of Indiana following a night of freezing drizzle. Traffic was moving slowly along Interstate 70’s eastbound lanes about 30 miles east of Indianapolis at 10 a.m. Wednesday after being closed earlier because of crashes. State police said traffic was moving slowly along Interstate 69 north of Indianapolis in Hamilton and Madison counties following several crashes and slide-offs. Portions of the highway had been closed for a time overnight due to the slick conditions. I-69 at the 10 mile-marker in Fishers was shut down until crews could clean up an accident, while more crews were assisting drivers sliding off the 116th Street exit ramp into a ditch.