WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Slide-offs, rollovers and a number of crashes followed the freezing rain Tuesday morning, and those same icy conditions are expected to cause more problems throughout the evening.
Leesa Ogden woke up Tuesday morning to icy roads as she tried to get to work.
“I tried to leave early for work. I left at about 6:40 this morning. I got out on to County Road 300 and did a 180, and decided the roads were far too slick and slowly backed up and went right back home,” Ogden said.
Some people like Dillon Dicus made it to work, but were told to go home because of the weather.
“We met this morning, but they called off because of icy roads and more rain coming,” Dicus said.
The icy roads caused several crashes across the area and closed down parts of Interstate 65 for several hours. Drivers said when it comes to snow or ice, they’ll take the snow.
“You can maneuver at least a little bit on the snow. But the ice, you know, you go where you go,” Ogden said.
“Ice is very difficult to drive on and stop on. Snow gives you the glue and the traction. Ice just makes you spin out,” Andrew Pruznak said.
All of the moisture is expected to refreeze again as the temperature drops back below freezing. Dicus said he plans on steering clear of the roads the rest of the night.
“Staying home,” Dicus said. “Not going out. Just going to relax at home and that should be it.”
With more ice on the roads, Ogden said she’s expecting a similar start to her Wednesday morning.
“I will probably be a little late tomorrow for work also,” Ogden said.