Indiana State Police towing vehicles from interstates as storm approaches

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The Indiana State Police in Lowell began clearing abandoned vehicles from I-65 and I-80/94 in advance of the approaching weather system forecast for this weekend. T

Contrary to the usual practice of tagging abandoned vehicles for two hours within I-80/94 and I-65 or 24 or 72 hours for abandoned vehicles in other areas, all abandoned vehicles, regardless of allotted time, are being towed. These vehicles will be towed to reduce the risk to other drivers and to allow snow removal equipment to safely clear the roadways. Anybody whose vehicle is towed should contact the Lowell Post at 219-696-6242 for help  locating it.

Police are also advising drivers to prepare now for the inclement weather by having a full tank of gas, filling windshield wiper fluid, and being equipped with blankets, ice scraper, water, and a fully charged cell phone. They suggest that if you don’t need to make a trip, to postpone it.

For road and weather conditions, contact INDOT Road Conditions at (800) 261-7623 or visit www.Trafficwise@in.gov. For current county travel advisories, visit https://www.in.gov/dhs/traveladvisory/

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