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Drivers can expect possible backups and delays traveling both directions of I-65 in the Gary corridor. INDOT is reporting that the right lane of both northbound and southbound I-65 is restricted near Ridge Road for daytime road work. INDOT traffic cams are showing the right lane restriction northbound is actually occurring near 53rd Avenue with traffic backing up from before 61st Avenue. The right lane southbound I-65 is closed near 45th Avenue as seen in the above photo. Drivers should expect delays both directions I-65 especially southbound I-65 coming from the Borman ( I-80/94).
As the temperature drops below freezing roads in Northwest Indiana are becoming hazardous with scattered slippery areas being reported all around the Region. At 5:07 p.m. Monday (11/25/13) a traffic tipster called on Northwest Indiana's Traffic TIp Hotline (219-405-7743) to report black ice reportedly in the southbound lanes of Interstate 65 just past US Highway 30 in Merrillville.
While the National Weather Service has issued a lake effect snow watch for LaPorte County and counties to east, where six to twelve inches or more is possible to fall Tuesday night (11/26/13) through Wednesday evening. There is also a special weather statement for accumulating lake effect snow is possible Gary to Valparaiso from Tuesday night (11/26/13) through Wednesday. In addition, conditions are currently favorable for the development of black ice and freezing road surfaces. Drivers need to allow for extra time and increase the distance between their vehicle and others during these potentially treacherous conditions, especially when traveling on bridges, entrance and exit ramps and lesser traveled roads.
EMS crews from Lakes of the Four Seasons joined Hebron rescue and Porter County EMS crews responding to a two vehicle accident with injuries in front of the Walgreens in hebron near State Rd. 2 and US-231. The first call went out around 3:45p.m. Monday afternoon. Drivers may want to take an alternate to State Rd 2 and US-231 through Hebron at this time.
Drivers can expect possible backups both directions of I-65 as the right lane is restricted both directions near Ridge Rd. for daytime road work, which usually wraps up by 4:30-5:00p.m. the southbound direction, to to peak rush hour volume. The northbound direction reopens somewhat later. INDOT is expecting the work to last about another three weeks.
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