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Two accidents closed separate sections of Interstate 65 on Wednesday after a storm dumped several inches of snow.

No one was injured in those accidents or other crashes around Johnson County.

First, a section of I-65 was shut down for about two hours near Edinburgh about 2 a.m. A semitrailer rig got stuck in the northbound lane, Indiana State Police Sgt. Richard Myers said.

A second crash near Whiteland after 10 a.m. involved three semitrailer trucks and four other

vehicles traveling too fast for the icy, snowy road conditions, Myers said. That crash closed the southbound lanes of I-65 for about two hours, he said.

Up to 7 inches of snow fell around Johnson County on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, according to the National Weather Service. That prompted public schools to close for the day, meaning students have missed from five to seven days of school since the start of the semester.

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office responded to calls from five drivers who had driven off the road and five other traffic accidents, Sheriff Doug Cox said.

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