Crashes Block Indiana Highways as Snow Squalls Cross State

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Crashes have closed sections of several highways in Indiana after snow squalls and winds up to 40 mph moved across the state.

Indiana State Police say three people were injured in a pileup Tuesday involving nine semitrailers and four passenger vehicles on westbound Interstate 70 near Richmond. Among other highway troubles reported by police were multiple-vehicle pileups on I-74 near the Indiana-Ohio state line and I-65 near Franklin.

The National Weather Service placed most of the state under a winter weather advisory. The weather service says the snow and wind could cause sudden white-out conditions and wind chills falling to around zero. Central Indiana received up to 3 inches of snowfall Tuesday.

About 40 counties across the state issued travel advisories or watches because of road conditions.

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