Indiana State Police reported multi-vehicle crashes on I-70 and I-74 Tuesday morning as a fast-moving clipper system covered the Ohio Valley and Northeast with snow.
As of 11:00 a.m. ET, Indiana State Police confirmed that troopers were on the scene of a crash on I-74 where multiple vehicles including semi-trucks and passenger vehicles collided.
The accident occurred near mile marker 168, close to the Indiana/Ohio border.
Multi-Vehicle Crash on I-74 in Dearborn County-SEEK ALTERNATE ROUTE https://t.co/N5zrKrABom— Indiana State Police (@IndStatePolice) January 12, 2016
State police advised that the roadway may be closed for hours in both directions and encouraged the public to seek an alternate route.
A similar situation unfolded earlier in the morning on I-70, just east of the Centerville Road exit at mile marker 145.5 in Wayne County.
At scene of massive crash on I-70 WB that has it closed near Richmond pic.twitter.com/KaCPCedNNP— Kendall Downing (@kendall_downing) January 12, 2016
As of 10:30 a.m., lane restrictions were in place and police advised motorists to avoid the area.
It was not immediately clear whether injuries were sustained in either accident.
"Generally, 1-3 inches of snow have fallen across the region, but this is just enough to create slick conditions on roadways," AccuWeather Meteorologist Becky Elliott said.
"Along with the light to moderate snow falling, snow squalls are expected as a cold front moves east," Elliott said.
These squalls are expected to create near zero visibility in some areas and cause roads to become snow-covered in a short amount of time.
This will continue to be a threat for all major roadways, including I-80 across Pennsylvania this afternoon.