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Black Ice Wrecks Morning Drive

Posted On February 18, 2014

By Mike Perleberg

Interstate 74 at the Rybolt Road exit was slowed by wrecks Tuesday morning. Ohio Dept. of Transportation

Interstate 74 at the Rybolt Road exit was slowed by wrecks Tuesday morning.
Ohio Dept. of Transportation

(Dearborn County, Ind.) – Black ice is cause for concern on area roads and highways Tuesday morning.

There are dozens of reports of black ice on area roads and highways. Melting snow refreezing overnight is what has caused all the slick spots.

Use caution if you’re hitting the road in the morning hours. The slick conditions have led to some accidents.  A pickup truck overturned in the median on Interstate 74 just east of the Dry Fork Road exit near Harrison at around 5:30 a.m.

A little later, a vehicle overturned on I-74 at the 162 mile marker in Dearborn County. A woman was reportedly injured in that crash.

State Road 56 between Rising Sun and Aurora and State Road 148-Sunnyside Avenue in Aurora have been some of the most frequently reported trouble spots.

The road conditions forced most area schools to call for delays. No closings were reported as of 7:15 a.m.

Temperatures will warm to well above freezing eventually Tuesday morning. The day’s forecasted afternoon high is 50 with plenty of sunshine.