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ISP: Abandoned vehicles towed from Indy interstates

Posted at 12:05 PM, Dec 17, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS – Friday night’s icy road conditions forced dozens drivers who sat in traffic jams for hours to abandon their vehicles. Indiana State Police said they are in the process of towing those vehicles left behind for safety reasons.

ISP said those vehicles abandoned in the roadway that are an immediate hazard and impeding traffic will be towed.

Due to the similar potential weather conditions Saturday night, vehicles in the emergency shoulders of the interstates in the Indianapolis area would also be towed.

Emergency crews are predicting Saturday's icy conditions caused more than 500 crashes, with two of them being fatal.

Drivers are encouraged to move their vehicles themselves, as an impounded vehicle can cost as much as $150 to $200 to recover. ISP was not able to provide where the cars would be taken, but said if you find your vehicle has been impounded, contact the Indiana State Police Indianapolis District at (317) 899-8577.

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