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Bad Weather Causes Headaches for Drivers

Indiana State Police responded to five jack-knifed or rolled over semis in a 24 hour period. Many accidents even shut down interstates.
Don Kentala has been driving semi-trucks for 10 years.

"This is my home away from home."

And he's traveled treacherous roads.

"There's storms all the time."

But the storm that hit the Midwest stands out as one of the coldest he's been through

"Terrible, it's okay at time. It's a little stressful. I had to pull over here about half way through the storm and spend the night," Kentala said. "It was freezing everything I mean a lot of stuff on our trucks, they're not made for this kind of cold."

The route Kentala takes from Terre Haute to Michigan was so bad it took him nearly double is usual time.

"The load I took to Michigan took me three and a half days to go about 600 miles."

Indiana State police responded to five jack-knifed or rolled over semis in 24 hours. Some accidents caused the interstate to shut down and semis filled up parking lots at truck stops and Walmart to wait it out.

"I mean there's so many accidents I saw, it was crazy."

But Kentala says he'd rather be safe than sorry.

"Trying to convince yourself that you need to slow down, stay a little safer, just watch out for everybody else around you."
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