UPDATE: Winter weather causes multiple accidents, traffic delays


Multiple crashes on the U.S. 20 bypass and Indiana Toll Road kept crews busy Thursday morning.

The calls started coming in around 6 a.m. At least 10 cars and a semi were involved in a pileup west of State Road 19 in Elkhart County. One car actually ended up on top of another one.

Police had to close the eastbound lanes at the Elm Road exit to clean things up. Fortunately, there were only minor injuries.

"Anytime you have a multi-car pileup, a lot of crashes, there's a lot of risk of, potential for, some serious injuries," said Captain James Bradberry. "Especially on an open roadway like this on the bypass. Even though the speed limit might be 65, you really need to reduce your speed."

State police and highway crews assisted in the clean up efforts. The bypass is back open but they're still urging people to be careful. We are expecting more rough weather Friday as well.

Accidents on the Indiana Toll Road brought traffic to a crawl and even a stop at times in St. Joseph and Elkhart counties. The majority were slide offs resulting in only minor damage.

And LaGrange County reported zero visibility due to blowing snow. A jackknifed semi shut down part of U.S. 20 between 200 East and 300 East for a while Thursday.

Currently Starke County is under a travel watch with Elkhart, Pulaski and Fulton counties under travel advisories. To see the map and for further information, click here. You may need to refresh your page for the latest updates.


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