Crash on I-465 at Michigan Rd. snarls morning commute


INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - A crash on the north side backed up traffic on I-465 in both directions during Friday's rush hour.

The crash happened at 7:30 a.m. in the westbound lanes of I-465 at Michigan Road, and involved several vehicles.

There is no word on injuries, but several ambulances and fire trucks responded to the scene.

The exit remained open, but all westbound lanes were blocked except for some traffic that passed by on the right shoulder.

Estimated travel delays reached a peak of two hours to cross from Castleton to the Pyramids at 8:30 a.m.

Police also blocked the inside lane of eastbound I-465, causing traffic to back up past the I-865 dogleg down to West 86th Street.

Normal traffic flow resumed after the accident was cleared and rush hour volume dissipated.