Indiana State Police tally 170-plus crashes, 140 slide-offs during winter storm

An Indianapolis street is shown during a winter storm Jan. 11, 2018. (WISH Photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The winter weather caused headaches for Hoosiers across the state Friday.

Indiana State Police said it responded to more than 170 crashes, most of them weather-related, across the state by Friday afternoon. In 41 of those, the crashes resulted in injuries.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department reported 146 property damage accidents, 25 accidents with injuries and 23 other accidents with no information from midnight to 7 p.m. Friday. Those tallies do not include incidents in Lawrence, Speedway or Hendricks County.

Indiana Department of Transportation officials said salt will be less effective on the roads as the temperatures drop. Their advice? Drive carefully and, in rural areas, be wary of blowing and drifting snow.

INDOT said it has more than 120 trucks on the roads.

State police said it also responded to more than 140 slide-offs. They assisted more than 170 drivers, many who got stuck or had their cars break down.