ELKHART — Another band of snow swept through Elkhart County early Tuesday morning, March 25, causing several slide-offs and numerous crashes during the morning commute hours.
Tuesday's crashes followed a busy Friday morning for emergency units, which responded to almost 40 crashes throughout the county.
According to the National Weather Service, a period of moderate to locally heavy snow was expected Tuesday morning across the region, with visibilities dropping to less than half of a mile.
Accumulations were expected to go up to one inch, making roads slick in some areas, according to the weather service.
In Elkhart, 10 crashes were reported between 3 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, said Desiree Detwiler, assistant director.
In the county, 22 crashes were reported, along with five slide-offs. Only one crash in the county resulted in minor injuries, according to Egbert Dijkstra, director of the communications center.
That accident was reported at 7:48 a.m., according to a report from the Elkhart County Sheriff's Department.
Emergency units responded to S.R. 19, south of C.R. 24 for reports of a two-vehicle crash.
According to the press release, Warren Black, 60, was driving north on S.R. 19 when his vehicle started to slide onto the southbound lane, crashing into a vehicle driven by Jeremy Tibbs, 34, who was headed south on S.R. 19.
Black was taken to Elkhart General Hospital with complaint of neck and back pain. He was issued a warning for driving in conditions that require driving at reduced speed.