Union Pacific said drivers need to be even more careful when road conditions are snowy and slick, because it takes a 100-car train going 60 miles an hour up to a mile and a half to come to a complete stop, so by the time a train engineer spots your car on the tracks with the train bearing down, it’s too late.
Icy conditions Friday night and the explosion in the number of potholes throughout the weekend have made for some pretty busy auto repair places.
The Indiana Department of Transportation has reopened Interstate 65 between U.S. 30 in Merrillville and Lafayette, but is urging “extreme caution” when traveling on that road and others in northern Indiana
Frigid conditions in the Chicago area continued to create problems for drivers, commuters, and air travelers, leaving passengers stuck at the airport, and even stranded on Amtrak trains headed to Chicago.
The crash was likely caused by the motorist driving too fast on icy road conditions, state police said.
A coating of light snow made the roads a mess early Monday morning.
Treacherous, ice-covered roads early Thursday were blamed for numerous serious accidents across the Chicago area.
Wintry conditions have returned in Chicago, and an icy glaze on many area roadways has caused several traffic accidents and spinouts.
Police say icy roads were the cause of a four-car crash that sent six people to the hospital on the city’s Far South Side.