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[ISP] Calls for Service Continue to Increase
Start Date: 1/5/2014Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 1/5/2014
Entry Description
Indianapolis, IN- An early morning snow that continued to fall this afternoon and evening, coupled with falling temperatures and increasing winds, has caused havoc for travelers as the Indiana State Police answered numerous calls for service throughout the Indianapolis District. The Indianapolis District is comprised of Marion, Johnson, Shelby, Hendricks, Hancock, Hamilton and Boone counties.

Beginning this morning at 6:00 a.m. until this evening at 9:30 p.m., troopers responded to 7 personal injury and 84 property damage crashes. Troopers assisted with 104 reported slide off’s that did not result in any damage. Trooper’s also responded to 136 calls for service during this time period that was not weather related.

None of the personal injury crashes were serious and no life threatening injuries were reported.

For the latest information from the Indiana State Police, visit our new webpage dedicated to the snow storm at http://www.in.gov/isp/3096.htm. This page will flow much like a blog and will be in operation throughout the duration of the storm over the next few days.

The Indiana State Police are asking motorists to reconsidered travel plans within the next 24 hours. While the Indiana Department of Transportation has been working tirelessly, road conditions can deteriorate rapidly with the ever changing weather conditions.

To keep travelers safe during the winter season the Indiana State Police offers the following tips.

Be prepared:
Ø Before traveling, check the forecast and let someone know your travel route
Ø Keep your gas tank at least half-full
Ø Carry a winter driving kit that should include blankets, flashlight, extra batteries, a brightly colored cloth, sand (or kitty litter), shovel, candle, matches, non-perishable high calorie food, first aid kit, and jumper cables
Ø Have a cell phone and charger cord
Ø Slow down on snow/ice covered roads
Ø Allow extra time to arrive at your destination
Ø Clear all vehicle windows of ice and snow. Remove snow from hood, roof and lights.
Ø Use extra caution when driving across bridges, underpasses, shaded areas and intersections where ice is slow to melt
Ø Avoid abrupt stops and starts. Slow down gradually.

Should you become stranded:
Ø Don’t leave your car. It’s the best protection you have.
Ø Tie a brightly colored cloth to your antenna
Ø Roll down your window a small amount to allow fresh air in your vehicle
Ø Keep exhaust pipe free of blockage to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning
Ø Don’t panic. An idling car uses approximately one gallon of gas per hour

For Indiana road conditions call 1-800-261-7623, or visit the Indiana Department of Transportation website at www.trafficwise.in.gov. In partnership with the Governor’s office, Indiana Department of Transportation, Indiana Department of Homeland Security, Indiana Department of Education and the Red Cross more information can be found at the following website
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php?wfo=ind&storyid=59664&source=0
Contact Information:
Name: Sgt. Rich Myers
Phone: 317-899-8577
Email: rmyers@isp.in.gov
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