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'Dozens' of crashes plague Allen County during morning commute

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012 09:10 am
So many crashes took place Tuesday morning after road conditions turned icy that a member of Allen County dispatch said they were too busy to give a number.Jeremy Tinkle, spokesman for the Allen County Sheriff's Department said from 2 a.m. to noon they responded to 27 accidents with three of those involving injuries.

The Indiana State Police said it responded to “dozens” of crashes Tuesday morning related to icy conditions. The slippery road conditions seemed to have taken many motorists by surprise. Numerous crashes clogged main roads including Interstate 69, Coldwater Road and Coliseum Boulevard during morning rush hour.

“The slippery road conditions cause zero crashes; it's the way people drive in those conditions that causes the problem,” said Sgt. Ron Galaviz, a spokesman for the Indiana State Police.

Galaviz suggests planning ahead when the weather conditions are bad. He also suggests people understand they should alter their driving behavior in conditions like this. Slow down, increase the following distance between vehicles and know the capabilities of your own vehicle.

The National Weather Service is predicting mostly sunny conditions later Tuesday with a high of 36. The area is not forecast to see any more precipitation until Saturday, with rain and 40-degree temperatures.

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