Road conditions result in accidents in Elkhart County
Posted: 03/18/2013 at 9:30 am
By: Sharon Hernandez
Elkhart County 911 Communication director Egbert Dijkstra said there were 30 accidents prior to 8:30 a.m. Nine of the accidents reported so far have had a personal injury, he said.
In Elkhart, there have been about five accidents reported, according to dispatch.
The area of U.S. 20 near S.R. 19 was closed at 7 a.m. because of an accident that involved several vehicles. Dijkstra said the road has reopened since, but there have been several other accidents on the road.
The National Weather Service reports a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain was expected to hazardous road travel this morning, with light snow and ice accumulations. Rain is predicted for this afternoon as temperatures warm.