The second winter storm event of the season took shape Tuesday evening and set it’s sights on Southwestern Indiana and the WJTS viewing area overnight.
Moderate to heavy snow began to fall over most of Southwestern Indiana around 1 to 1:30 local time this morning immediately blanketing the area covering roadways across the region.
The National Weather Service declared a Winter Storm Warning for five southwest Indiana counties and a Winter Weather Advisory for an additional 29 southern Indiana counties on Tuesday.
Those warnings and advisories are expected to remain in effect at least through the early evening hours today. Two to 4 inches of accumulating snow covered portions of southern Indiana through today with 1 to 2 inches in central Indiana creating a glaze on most surfaces.
State, county and local street crews were sent into action immediately once the snow began to fall this morning as road conditions quickly deteriorated.
Needless to say, poor driving conditions resulted in numerous slide-offs and accidents throughout the area and likely will continue as poor road conditions continue to exist.
Drivers are encouraged to continue to use extreme caution for the next several days, expect delays and allow themselves as much extra time as possible to reach their destination.
More winter precipitation is expected tomorrow through Friday evening. More on that later in our newscast.
Today’s weather caused the closing and re-scheduling of many schools, businesses and activities throughout the area.
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