I-65, I-94 reopen as State of Emergency declared in 27 Indiana counties

Interstate 65 and Interstate 94 reopened Monday afternoon, but drivers are advised to use extreme caution, take it slow, and travel at their own risk.

Sections of I-94 and I-65 closed to all traffic Sunday evening due to impassable roadways and ramps that stranded many motorists. More than 40 rescues were made overnight.

At a news conference Monday, Indiana Governor Mike Pence said only emergency vehicles should be on the roads.

Pence he thanked Hoosiers for their patience during this historic cold snap: “We are grateful to have had the cooperation of the public over the first 36 hours of this event.  We will continue to rely on the common sense and judgement of the people of Indiana.  If you can stay inside today, stay inside.”

Pence told reporters he was declaring a state of emergency in 27 counties via an executive order.

The counties are:

  • Allen
  • Boone
  • Clinton
  • Delaware
  • Fulton
  • Grant
  • Greene
  • Howard
  • Kosciusko
  • LaPorte
  • LaGrange
  • Lake
  • Marshall
  • Montgomery
  • Morgan
  • Newton
  • Noble
  • Perry
  • Pulaski
  • St. Joseph
  • Steuben
  • Sullivan
  • Tipton
  • Vigo
  • Wabash
  • White
  • Whitley

Our sister station WXIN contributed to this report.

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