WHITLEY COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) Icy conditions shut down U.S. 33 north of Churubusco to Noble County in both directions most of Tuesday morning. The roadway was reopened just after 12:30 p.m.
Officials in Whitley County said early Tuesday that U.S. 33 was a “sheet of ice” and traffic was unable to move in that area. The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department said a few slide-offs had been reported.
An Indiana State Highway crew was called to the area to treat the roadway. Motorists stuck in the shut-down were told to remain in their vehicles until traffic flowed again.
Drivers were urged to use alternate routes such as S.R. 205 to U.S. 30 or S.R. 3 to avoid the traffic congestion.