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Wintry mix causes few car accidents Tuesday afternoon

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Even though the weather forecasters were largely off on their predictions for Tuesday brush with a winter storm, light freezing rain and snow caused a few accidents on Putnam County roads Tuesday afternoon.

The Putnam County Central Dispatch Center reported about five weather-related slide-offs beginning at 3 p.m. and continuing through the evening drive home from work.

The following locations saw a weather-related accident:

* Cement Plant Road (CR 550 South and CR 50 West),

* Interstate 70, both at the 41-mile-marker and the 45-mile marker,

* U.S. 231 North near the elk farm, and

* At the Cloverdale truck stop.

Meanwhile, the Indiana State Police worked only two weather-related slide-offs Tuesday afternoon, both on I-70, as mentioned above.

An ISP dispatcher said a car slid off the interstate at around 4 p.m. near the 41-mile marker.

A second accident involving a jack-knifed semi-tractor trailer occurred shortly before 4 p.m. at the 45.5-mile marker, the dispatcher said. Traffic was stopped for a period of time while the semi was removed.

The county dispatch center reported no serious injuries with the accidents that occurred Tuesday afternoon.

It looks like Putnam County isn't over with the winter weather just yet.

The forecast includes off and on snow chances beginning Thursday and continuing right on through President's Day. High temperatures will range in the 20s and 30s though the period.

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