Large stretch of Interstate 65 shut down for hours reopened

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BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) – A large stretch of Interstate 65, south of Indianapolis, was shut down on Tuesday morning because of icy conditions, snow and a number of crashes on the roadway.

The Indiana Department of Transportation reported around 9:30 a.m. that all northbound and southbound lanes of Interstate 65 were closed  between Exit 16 at Memphis and Exit 76 at Taylorsville.

After several hours, both directions have re-opened south of U.S. 31 (Exit 76) at Edinburgh and Taylorsville, but some counties along the corridor have declared travel watches and warnings, advising essential and emergency travel.

For a map that shows county by county travel statuses click here.

Drivers should reduce their speed based on road conditions and anticipate delays and lane closures. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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