Interstate 65 reopens after being shut down for several hours - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Interstate 65 reopens after being shut down for several hours

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- All lanes of Interstate 65 have re-opened, but officials are still urging drivers to use extreme caution.

Meanwhile, in northern Indiana, state police say I-80/94 in Lake County is at a standstill because a band of lake effect snow has dropped nearly a foot of snow.

The state Department of Homeland Security reports Scott County in southeastern Indiana has issued the highest level of local travel advisory, asking people to refrain from travel. Fifteen other counties are under travel watches, meaning conditions are threatening to public safety and only essential travel, such as to and from work, is recommended.

Thirty-one counties are under travel advisories, meaning travel or activities may be restricted in areas because of hazardous situations.

Strong winds resulted in blowing snow, reduced visibility and colder temperatures. Crews from the Indiana Department of Transportation will manage the interstates, U.S. highways and state routes to prevent snow from blowing across the highway and sticking. With falling temperatures, salt and other melting agents will have to work harder to lower the temperatures at which the accumulation melts.

Know before you go by visiting http://indot.carsprogram.org or dialing 800-261-ROAD for up-to-the-minute road conditions and closures. For social media updates, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/INDOTSoutheast and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/INDOTSoutheast.   

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