INDOT says two major highways in northwest Indiana reopen
The Indiana Department of Transportation has reopened Interstate 94 between the Illinois state line and Michigan City and Interstate 65 between Gary and Lafayette, but is advising drivers to use extreme caution.
INDOT spokesman Matt Deitchley says drivers should be aware they are traveling at their own risk. He says conditions remain extremely hazardous and non-emergency travel is strongly discouraged.
He says motorists should expect to encounter slick conditions and blowing and drifting snow on interstates and ramps.
State police in Lowell say the post has handled 220 calls assisting motorists, slide-offs, property damage and personal injury crashes.
Deitchley says in subzero temperatures, road salt is not as effective so INDOT is using other methods to melt ice and try to improve traction.
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