Commuters headed back to work and out onto the roads Tuesday, finding many covered in ice and packed-down snow.
For some, the drive was too much, and they turned around and headed back home. Others spent twice as long in their cars, driving at slow speeds because of the ice or diverting around Interstate 65, which was closed for much of the day Tuesday due to icy conditions and multiple jackknifed semitrailers. U.S. 31 was backed up most of the day by a long line of semis that were forced off the interstate.
Tuesday was the first full day after the county lifted travel restrictions, and drivers found that cold temperatures and blowing snow hampered plows’ ability to clear the roads of all ice and snow.