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Re: Indiana Toll Road

Postby Happy Mom » Sat Feb 14, 2015 12:37 pm

WSBT-TV added 2 new photos.
UPDATE: Dispatchers say there are multiple accidents with injuries on Toll road between mile markers 98 and 103. Asking drivers to avoid area.



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We just got this photo from our photographer out on the Toll Road between MM 96 to 103.


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Re: Indiana Toll Road

Postby Happy Mom » Thu Feb 19, 2015 2:38 pm

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White-out conditions on the Toll Road


Toll Road traffic diverted after multi-vehicle crash

Updated: Thu 1:19 PM, Feb 19, 2015

As of 11 a.m., Lake, Porter, LaPorte, St. Joseph, Starke, Marshall, and Fulton counties in INDOT’s Northwest District are under a travel advisory, meaning hazardous driving conditions. Numerous minor accidents and slide-offs are being reported.
A multi-vehicle crash on the Toll Road near MM 79, westbound, is causing traffic delays. According to Sgt. Trent Smith, traffic is being diverted at MM 83. It happened after noon on Thursday. Avoid the area.

From INDOT:

INDOT is warning of hazardous driving conditions throughout the day today, due to blowing and drifting snow, unexpected white-out conditions, and slick roadways.

As of 11 a.m., Lake, Porter, LaPorte, St. Joseph, Starke, Marshall, and Fulton counties in INDOT’s Northwest District are under a traveladvisory, meaning hazardous driving conditions. Numerous minor accidents and slide-offs are being reported.

Dozens of INDOT crews are on the roads, pushing back drifts, plowing, and salting. But high winds and cold temperatures often result in roadways re-covering with snow soon after plows pass. Roadways with wide open areas alongside are especially susceptible to blowing and drifting and extreme white-outs conditions.

INDOT is advising anyone who doesn’t have to travel, to remain inside until conditions improve. If you must drive, slow down and consider the conditions on the roadways. Brake early, leave plenty of room between vehicles, and turn your headlights on. Give INDOT crews plenty of room to work if you see them on the roadways.

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Keep an eye on road conditions and closures across the state at or via the Northwest District’s social media channels: http://www.Facebook.com/INDOTNorthwest or Twitter @INDOTNorthwest.
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Re: Indiana Toll Road

Postby Happy Mom » Thu Feb 19, 2015 2:41 pm

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Here's video from our photographer near a multi-vehicle crash on the Toll Road near MM 79, westbound. Traffic is being diverted at MM 83. Avoid the area.
This video was taken from UP Mall.


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Re: Indiana Toll Road

Postby Happy Mom » Fri Feb 20, 2015 7:14 am

WSBT
5:30 a.m. road condition check with area dispatchers:
Toll Road: LaPorte-St. Joseph county line toward Mishawaka is VERY icy. Pretty much the 62 - 83 mile marker. Lots of slide-offs and semis in the median.
St. Joseph County, IN: Ironwood near Cleveland is pretty slick right now. There have also been a few slide-offs on the Bypass.
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Re: Indiana Toll Road

Postby bob_rx2000 » Fri Feb 20, 2015 8:01 am

So... I was in Chicago from Sunday evening through Wednesday for a training class. The drive over on Sunday was memorable mostly because of the stunning number of tow trucks out on the toll road dragging semis out of the median strip. It was otherwise uneventful. The drive home Wednesday late afternoon was a different story. From the Michigan City/Westville exit on east the toll road was just a dangerous place to be. There were high winds blowing across the roadway, snow blowing with them, and frequent heavy belts of lake effect snow coming down. While I never hit true white-out conditions through exit 72, for the last 25 miles or so the visibility was mostly under 200 yards.

Now, most automobiles can stop from 55mph in about 80 yards on dry pavement and 100 yards on wet. Semis obviously require more distance than that... At 70mph on dry pavement pavement you need to figure on about 110 yards to stop, and close to 190 yards on wet. Guess what the roads were on Wednesday.

When visibility is roughly the same as your expected braking distance, perhaps you should consider slowing down. Otherwise you're betting on you having perfect conditions and everyone around you having the same thing. Do you think anyone other than myself slowed? Actually, a couple of semi drivers did, but for the most part traffic continued to whiz by me going at least 70mph. Am I surprised at the crashes on the toll road in bad weather? Actually what surprises me is that there are not more of them.
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Re: Indiana Toll Road

Postby Happy Mom » Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:53 am

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TRAFFIC ALERT: We've taken a few calls on this in the newsroom. If you're going to be on the Indiana Toll Road near the Elkhart area, something to watch out for.
A semi accident last night around 9 p.m. near [mile marker 88 in the westbound lanes is getting cleaned up today. The truck was carrying ice cream so they're waiting for the health department to inspect the area, which is standard protocol, then a tow truck will be out. No one was hurt in the accident.
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Re: Indiana Toll Road

Postby Happy Mom » Tue Dec 01, 2015 8:00 am

Two people killed in crash on Indiana Toll Road

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Two people were killed and one other seriously injured in after a car flipped several times on the Indiana Toll Road near the St. Joseph-Elkhart county line. WSBT-TV Photo
Posted: Monday, November 30, 2015 10:00 am | Updated: 10:48 am, Mon Nov 30, 2015.
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ST. JOSEPH COUNTY — Two Ohio women were killed in a crash on the Indiana Toll Road late Sunday, according to the Indiana State Police.
Troopers from the Indiana State Police Toll Road post were called to a crash near the St. Joseph-Elkhart county line around 10:30 p.m. Sunday, according to a report from state police.

Troopers said a car traveling east on the toll road ran off the south side of the road, struck a guardrail and flipped several times before coming to rest in a ditch.
The driver of the car, Linda A. Pohto, 59, and a passenger, Viola M. Pohto, 88, both of Fairport Harbor, Ohio, were killed in the crash. Another passenger, Eric R. Pohto, 31, of Denver, suffered serious injuries, however, he is expected to recover, state police said.
A witness to the crash told police that just prior to the crash the car had passed his vehicle at a high rate of speed. State police said the initial investigation indicates the possibility the driver may have fallen asleep prior to the crash.
The crash remains under investigation.

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Re: Indiana Toll Road

Postby Happy Mom » Tue May 10, 2016 6:14 am

State Police looking for Toll Road vandals near Bristol


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Traffic flows on the Indiana Toll Road. (SBT Photo/ROBERT FRANKLIN)
Posted: Monday, May 9, 2016 1:30 pm | Updated: 1:45 pm, Mon May 9, 2016.
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BRISTOL — Investigators from the Indiana State Police are asking for the public's help identifying who is responsible for throwing items off an overpass onto the Indiana Toll Road near Bristol last month.
According to a report from the state police, several motorists reported on April 22 that their vehicles were damaged by items thrown from the County Road 19 overpass near Bristol.
Troopers found that four vehicles were damaged by items thrown from the overpass. One 17-year-old passenger in one of the vehicles was injured and taken to Elkhart General Hospital for treatment.
State police said items recovered from the scene included chunks of concrete, a white mail box and a gallon container of windshield washer fluid.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Indiana State Police Toll Road post at 574-206-2931.

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Re: Indiana Toll Road

Postby Happy Mom » Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:54 pm

UPDATE: Toll Road reopens following fatal semi accident


Posted: Mon 8:21 PM, Jun 06, 2016 | Updated: Mon 8:35 PM, Jun 06, 2016

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LAPORTE COUNTY - A truck driver lost his life in a fiery crash on the Indiana Toll Road Monday afternoon.


At around 4:15 p.m., a 2011 Kenworth semi, owned by R.B. Humphreys Incorporated, was pulling a box trailer loaded with brownies, in the right lane east bound on the Indiana Toll Road at the 42 mile marker when it was hit from behind. The driver, Orville McDougall, 38, of Riviera Beach, Florida, was stopped at this location because of traffic backed up leading into the construction area ahead at the 49 mile marker

A second semi, driven by a 36-year-old man, The failed to slow down/stop and ran into the rear of McDougall’s trailer. International semi caught fire and became fully engulfed, trapping the driver inside.
The driver of the International was pronounced dead at the scene by the La Porte County Coroner.

Coroner John Sullivan says the victim died from blunt force trauma and thermal burns.

The deceased driver’s semi was loaded with paper goods. Officials say upon impact, there was an explosion.

The left lane east bound at the above location is still closed for off-loading of the paper goods and clean-up from the fire. It is unknown at this time how long that lane will be closed.
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Re: Indiana Toll Road

Postby Xenokilla » Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:12 pm

who owns the toll road these days?
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