Christmas Eve Snowfall Kept Indiana State Troopers Busy

“With the forecast of sub-zero wind chills this week, motorists are encouraged to pack survival supplies when traveling in case of emergencies. Blankets, extra clothes, cell phone charger, food, water, flashlight,and emergency flares/fuses are just a few items to consider packing”-Indiana State Police

December 26, 2017-Indiana State Police say the Christmas Eve snowfall made for a busy holiday for Lowell Troopers. According to a statement from Master Trooper Glen Fifield, Troopers from the Lowell post responded to 68 property damage crashes and 17 personal injury crashes between 7:00 a.m. on December 24 and 10:00 p.m. on December 25. Troopers also provided assistance to 44 motorists who slid off the road and 32 motorists who needed other assistance. “There was a 9 car pileup on I-65 southbound at the 213.8 mile marker in Jasper County. Thankfully there were no injuries. Many of these crashes could have been prevented had motorists slowed down or reduced their following distances between vehicles” the report concluded.

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