From the Indiana State Police:
Troopers from the Indiana State Police Lowell District which
consist of Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Newton, Jasper, Pulaski and Starke
Counties have been busy all day with numerous crashes, slide offs and spin
Extreme icy conditions persist on all roads due to the
subzero temperatures; because of the cold temperatures we also have the
formation of black ice. This “phenomenon” occurs every year with the winter
weather yet some motorists forget this fact and don’t change their driving
Black ice is a dangerous condition because it is difficult to
detect and may catch drivers off guard. It quickly forms in extremely cold
weather, like today. It causes moisture to rapidly freeze, creating a thin,
transparent layer of ice on the roadway.
Bridges, overpasses, underpasses and ramps can be especially
dangerous. Road salt is less effective in these subzero temperatures, and
icy roads should be expected on all roads across Northwest Indiana, likely
through tomorrow, when temperatures are expected to become more favorable
for chemical melting agents and plows.
Please remember if you HAVE to be out on the roads SLOW DOWN,
SLOW DOWN, and SLOW DOWN!! The majority of today’s calls for service were
due to drivers traveling too fast for road conditions.
For the latest information from the Indiana State Police,
visit our new webpage dedicated to the snow storm at
This page will flow much like a blog and will be in
operate throughout the duration of inclement weather situation.
For Indiana road conditions call 1-800-261-7623, or visit the
Indiana Department of Transportation website at
In partnership with the Governor’s office, Indiana
Department of Transportation, Indiana Department of Homeland Security,
Indiana Department of Education and the Red Cross more information can be
found at the following website
Picture is of a jack-knife semi at Cline caused by going too fast for
Indiana State Police Photo