Oil drum spill causes backups on I-465

ZIONSVILLE, Ind. (WISH) — An oil drum spill on the westbound lanes of Interstate 465 near U.S. 31 and Meridian Street backed up traffic early in the afternoon rush hour Wednesday.

The site had been cleared by 5:10 p.m. Wednesday.

At 4:20 p.m. Wednesday, the Indiana Department of Transportation sent out a tweet saying the right two lanes were closed and people should be prepared for “huge” backups during the evening commute. The tweet also said the area should be avoided if possible.

Later, INDOT said in an update that just the right lane was closed as of 4:45 p.m..