INDIANAPOLIS — Crashes have closed sections of several highways in Indiana after snow squalls and winds up to 40 mph moved across the state.
— The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) January 12, 2016
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Indiana State Police say three people were injured in a pileup Tuesday involving nine semitrailers and four passenger vehicles on westbound Interstate 70 near Richmond. Among other highway troubles reported by police were multiple-vehicle pileups on I-74 near the Indiana-Ohio state line and I-65 near Franklin.
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The National Weather Service placed most of the state under a winter weather advisory. The weather service says the snow and wind could cause sudden white-out conditions and wind chills falling to around zero. Central Indiana received up to 3 inches of snowfall Tuesday.
About 40 counties across the state issued travel advisories or watches because of road conditions.