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Semi crashes snarl Indiana highway traffic

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 7:57 am

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Semitrailer crashes have badly snarled travel on two of Indiana's slick interstates.

State police say a semi jackknifed Tuesday morning and blocked both northbound lanes of Interstate 69, about five miles south of I-469 near Fort Wayne. Police aren't estimating when the highway will reopen.

A semi crash on I-70 a few miles west of Indianapolis has shut down that highway. WISH-TV reports the westbound lanes are blocked and traffic has backed up at least a couple miles.

The state has kept I-65 closed between Lafayette and Merrillville because of hazardous conditions. The state highway department says some roads in northwestern Indiana are impassable because of drifting snow, especially in Newton, Jasper, and Lake counties.