INDIANAPOLIS— Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said it responded to nearly 150 traffic incidents in about four hours late Monday as commuters dealt with icy conditions.
On Monday, IMPD said it recorded 30 injury accidents, 119 property-damage crashes, 14 property damage hit-and-run accidents, three personal injury hit-and-run accidents and 21 other traffic incidents.
There have been no reports of serious injuries.
WISH TV’S Jenny Dreasler reports Indianapolis Department of Public Works had not planned to hit the streets until 11 in anticipation of icy conditions. However at about 6, they decided to send four trucks out to battle the ice coating bridges and overpasses.
Indiana Department of Transportation’s east central district, which serves Indianapolis, had trucks out Monday starting around noon. By about 7:30, INDOT had about 30 trucks out in Indianapolis and 40 others across the east central district, which covers Indianapolis and points north and east of the city.
Many of the crashes were reported on overpasses, bridges and interstate ramps. In Avon, an eight-vehicle crash closed the Ronald Reagan Parkway bridge over multiple railroad tracks.
Tuesday’s weather forecast calls for a few morning snow flurries, but then skies will become partly sunny. The high temperature will be around 30.