Storm Closes I-65 North Of Crothersville

The southbound lanes of Interstate 65 near the 45-mile marker were closed from midnight last Wednesday, April 27, to 5:15 a.m. Thursday because of storm damage.
The Indiana State Police responded to a report of trees being blown down on the interstate at about midnight Wednesday. Several vehicles were damaged by the downed trees, police reported.
As troopers were routing traffic around the wreckage, a tree fell on top of a state police vehicle, causing major damage to the front end of the vehicle and the windshield.
After that tree was cut up and the trooper’s vehicle was removed, police were preparing to re-open the interstate when a tree blew over and landed on top of a flatbed semi trailer.
Police said at that point, officers decided to shut down the southbound lanes until the storm passed and the vehicles, trees and debris could be removed from the road.
Troopers left the scene around 2:15 a.m., but Indiana Department of Transportation workers remained there until 5:15 a.m. cleaning up debris.
No injuries were reported.