Icy Roads Still A Major Problem In Pike County

Roads are starting to thaw out across the Tri-State -- but not in Pike County. The Pike County Sheriff says even heavily traveled highways like State Road 57, 56, 61 and 64 are still very slick.
Roads are starting to thaw out across the Tri-State -- but not in Pike County. Heavily traveled highways like State Road 57, 56, 61 and 64 are still very slick. Indiana State Police say I-69 north of 168 also caused drivers problems Tuesday.

Pike County Sheriff Jeremy Britton told Eyewitness News Tuesday the majority of roads in the area were still ice covered. Deputies have responded to numerous slide-offs and several crashes this week caused by slick roads. Drivers are being asked to slow down and report any slide-offs even of no one is hurt and law enforcement isn't needed. Sheriff Britton says it's important that no incidents go unreported so deputies know the drivers survived the extreme cold.

INDOT continues to treat roads with a sand-salt mixture, and in some areas, chemicals. Crews expect most roads to start seeing significant improvement beginning Wednesday when the mercury continues to rise.
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