10:40 a.m. Spring in Bartholomew County
9:30 a.m. update
More than 30 accidents were called in to the Bartholomew County Emergency Operations Center during today’s morning drive time.
The biggest number of them, 15, were slideoffs. Another 11 were auto accidents that involved property damage. Four accidents involved personal injury.
8 a.m. update
A spring snowstorm has closed area schools and has police responding to multiple accidents.
Flat Rock-Hawcreek, Jennings County and Brown County school are closed today because of slick roads.
FRHC is now closed for Wednesday, March 21
— Hauser JrSr High (@HauserJrSrHigh) March 21, 2018
Bartholomew Consolidated Schools are still on spring break with students slated to return to class on Thursday.
Roads are snow-covered and slick.
Bartholomew County Emergency Management reports that the county’s travel status is at an advisory level, which means that routine travel or activities may be restricted in areas because of a hazardous situation, and individuals should use caution or avoid those areas.
Sgt. Stephen Wheeles of the Indiana State Police said troopers have been responding to slideoffs and accidents on Interstate 65 near the 76-78 mile markers in northern Bartholomew County.
I just drove up on this vehicle that slid off the road on US 50 near the Jackson/Jennings County line. This is almost always caused by speed too fast for weather conditions. pic.twitter.com/xyy6kJxoQg
— Sgt. Stephen Wheeles (@ISPVersailles) March 21, 2018