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Sandy disrupts travel in air, on ground in Indiana

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PLAINFIELD -

Superstorm Sandy's Indiana impact led to power outages and extremely tough driving conditions Tuesday night.

Several people told Eyewitness News they were driving from the east coast after - or just ahead of - the hurricane's landfall. All were glad to be nearly out of reach.

"I saw several accidents. Trucks, cars in ditches. It was partially snow and rain," said one driver.

Another driver at the I-70 westbound rest stop near Plainfield remembered the wind.

"It's blowing you all over the road. Semis too," she said.

We showed one driver the WTHR Doppler radar showing the remnants of Sandy swirling in a great circle between the east coast, Canada and the Great Lakes and into western Indiana.

Having driven through it, he said he hopes he'll exit the weather system soon.

"I hope so. This has been real nasty," the man said.

He began his trip in western Pennsylvania with 50 mile per hour winds.

Others left the east coast extra early to hopefully get ahead of the storm.

"Thank goodness we came down on Sunday, so we were a day ahead of it and did find out our place in Rhode Island was okay," said one driver.

Sandy shut down 10,000 flights worldwide Monday, with more canceled Tuesday, which messed with schedules in Indianapolis - again.

"Since the weather messed it all up, I have to drive my son-in-law now to Chicago so he can make his connecting flight to London," said Don Freeman. "I'm glad to do it."

Another driver coming from Canada said, "In my opinion, God is trying to get our attention."

We checked with a number of hotels at the Plainfield exit. The guests who stayed because of Sandy's disruptions had checked out by late Tuesday.

By then, the storm was extending its outer reach into Illinois.

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