Icy roads lead to slide-offs, crashes

A tow truck with a car that was involved in a crash on U.S. 27 on January 24, 2018.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Sub-freezing temperatures early Wednesday created dangerous conditions on many roads and highways in northeast Indiana and across the state.

U.S. 27 between Decatur in Adams County and Paulding Road in Allen County was especially icy with multiple slide-offs and crashes reported during the Wednesday morning commute. Slick conditions were also reported on Interstate 69, Interstate 469 and other major thoroughfares, as well as side streets.

The Indiana Department of Transportation said around 11 a.m. that all lanes of I-69 in Auburn were closed and plows were working to treat the roadways. The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department saud shortly later that the interstate was open and flowing again.

Conditions appeared to improve by midday as temperatures rose to near freezing. Still, authorities continued to urge motorists to use caution while driving and slow down and allow plenty of room between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you.

Photo shows a crash at U.S. 27 and Flatrock Road on January 24, 2018.