Crashes Involving Tractor-Trailers Shut Down Portions of Icy I-70 in Indiana

Putnam County, IN – Multiple accidents involving tractor-trailers shut down portions of Interstate 70 on Monday.

According to the Indiana State Police (ISP) in Putnamville, big rigs were involved in multiple crashes at the 18 mile marker along eastbound I-70 on Monday afternoon.


Images shared on social media by ISP Sgt. Matt Ames shows the aftermath of numerous collisions involving tractor-trailers.

In addition, Sgt. Ames alerted westbound I-70 at the 45 mile marker was also forced to shut down after multiple crashes were reported.

This morning Sgt. Ames advised motorists to avoid the area due to deteriorating road conditions.


“Roads are rapidly becoming slick and hazardous,” he said. “If you have to travel be ready to travel at reduced speeds and with caution!! The best advice is to stay home where it’s warm.”

It is unclear at this time how many vehicles are involved in the accidents and if anyone is hurt as a result. will monitor new developments.



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