HANCOCK COUNTY — Multiple weather-related crashes have been reported across Hancock County, including several on Interstate 70 that have traffic at a standstill.

All lanes of westbound traffic on the interstate from State Road 9 to State Road 109 were closed late Friday because of icy conditions, according to the Indiana Department of Transportation. Crashes also slowed eastbound I-70 traffic from the State Road 9 exit to Mount Comfort Road.

Emergency records show that between 11 p.m. Friday and midnight Saturday, nearly 20 accidents and slide-offs were reported in the county, more than half of which were on I-70.

Indiana State Police are cautioning drivers and asking them to avoid highways if traveling early Saturday.

Hancock County remains under a winter weather advisory until 7 a.m. Saturday.


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Caitlin VanOverberghe is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at 317-477-3237 or cvanoverberghe@greenfieldreporter.com.