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What to expect on your evening commute

Several crashes brought the Thursday morning rush hour to a standstill in Indiana and Kentucky. Watch for more slick spots on your way home Thursday night. (Provided by the Ohio Department of Transportation) Several crashes brought the Thursday morning rush hour to a standstill in Indiana and Kentucky. Watch for more slick spots on your way home Thursday night. (Provided by the Ohio Department of Transportation)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

Watch for slick spots on your commute home Thursday night.

Light snow showers falling this morning will switch to a wintry mix of rain and snow this afternoon.

That will set up the possibility for a dicey evening commute home. Bridges and overpasses are always a particular concern.

Earlier, snow and falling temperatures led to icy spots on roads, resulting in several crashes - all on bridges, overpasses or highway ramps.

Westbound Interstate 74 was shut down for about two hours at the Harrison Brookeville exit near the Ohio/Indiana state line due to three to five crashes involving several vehicles by 7:30 a.m., according to Indiana State Police. 

The highway reopened just after 9 a.m.

One of the vehicles was a semi tractor-trailer that slid off the highway and jackknifed, said police spokesman Sgt. Stephen Wheeles.

No injuries were immediately reported. 

This accident occurred in the same area of a 40-vehicle pileup during a whiteout in January, Wheeles said.

Crashes also occurred on the eastbound lanes in that area, but no lanes are blocked, he said.

Over in Northern Kentucky, crashes caused major delays on both sides of I-275 between Kentucky 16 and the AA Highway, according to Campbell County dispatchers.

The westbound lanes were briefly shut down at the Licking River so crews could salt the highway. 

Another crash also was reported on eastbound I-275 in Wilder.

Several people injured from both crashes were taken to various hospitals, dispatchers said.

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