Despite slick roads, police not overwhelmed with accidents

After several hours of snowfall, police responded to several weather-related accidents Saturday. But, they didn

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After hours of snowfall, police responded to several weather-related accidents Saturday. But, they didn't see as many crashes as they did during a similar snowstorm earlier this week.

Police in South Bend say they were called to just over 20 accidents between 2 p.m. and 11 p.m. Saturday, many of them minor.

There were even fewer calls in Mishawaka and Elkhart; during the same time period, Mishawaka handled less than ten weather-related crashes and Elkhart only had two.

Police say most of the accidents were caused by drivers not being able to stop in time because of road conditions.

When streets are covered in ice and snow, police say to increase the distance between your car and the one in front of you.

While police weren't overwhelmed with crashes, there were several reports of cars sliding off the Indiana Toll Road and the bypass.

Police say drivers should avoid both roads, if possible.

Street crews worked through the night Saturday to clear streets after the snow stopped falling.

Most main roads were quickly plowed, but many residential areas are still waiting for snow removal.


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