Ice, plummeting temps put dent in drivers’ plans

Frigid temperatures prevented road salt from melting black ice, and more than 90 cars slid off local roads and got into accidents Thursday night through Friday morning, police said.

Less than an inch of snow fell around the county starting about 5:30 p.m. Thursday, but local police responded to dozens of slide-offs and accidents until early Friday.

Overnight, Bargersville police called in three extra officers to handle the high number of accidents, and Indiana State Police asked semitrailer drivers to move their rigs that were parked at exit ramps because officers were concerned other motorists would slide into them when attempting to stop.

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