Dozens of crash reports were filed with police overnight. 57 of them happened right here in
"We estimate that about 1800 to 2000 pounds of salt were put down throughout the district last night," said Mary Foster with the Indiana Department of Transportation.
"Freezing rain and freezing drizzle, and what it was creating was black ice so it's hard to see the ice on the roadway. You can be pretty sure though that if you go outside and there's ice on your vehicle, there's going to be ice on the roadway," said Foster.
There were hundreds of crews working through the night coating roads with salt. Police recorded all of the overnight crashes between seven at night and nine in the morning,
State police sergeant Ron Galaviz says when the weather gets bad, it's important to drive accordingly to avoid injuries.
"Car driving behavior causes most of the crashes we see during these winter months," said Galaviz.
"People on 1-69 going 65-70 miles per hour, that's too fast for the conditions, you have to slow down for the conditions," said Foster.
There's a chance of snow during this week but roads should remain pretty dry throughout. INDOT says the biggest part of adjusting to road conditions during winter months, is to slow down.