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A mid November winter weather system invaded the listening overnight and early this morning providing the area with a nasty wintery mix of sleet, freezing rain and just  rain that left a glaze of ice that has mostly been confined to more higher elevated surfaces.

Precipitation began to move into the area from the south during the evening hours Wednesday in the form of sleet before combining with rain and some freezing rain during the overnight hours.

It was all part of a system that also included some snow that fell mostly in areas to our west. The system moved north-northeast and will continue to do so during the morning hours and into the early afternoon.

Ice accumulations were the greatest on elevated and exposed surfaces, such as trees, power lines, and elevated decks and sidewalks. There have been some reports of several fallen tree limbs along roadways around the area including a tree limb that was reported to have fallen early this morning along St. Charles Street near the Habig Center in Jasper.

There was also the report of an electrical transformer that blew near the intersection of 13th and Emily Streets in Jasper just before 1 o’clock this morning that resulted in the loss of power to several customers in the neighborhood. Jasper Police Dispatch says power was restored in about 45 minutes after repairs were made.

Also there was a power outage reported early this morning that effected a large part of Huntingburg that Dubois County Dispatch says was the result of a Vectren issue. Most if not all power was restored by 4:15 am. Additional outages were said to have occurred in Holland, Birdseye and in several areas of Spencer and Perry County.

Surface temperatures warmed to above freezing by daybreak today in most locations. But there were still some slippery road conditions especially on bridges and overpasses.

Local dispatches say there were no major accidents or slideoffs reported early this morning. However as the result of power outages mentioned earlier, some traffic signals around the area were affected.

A winter weather advisory was issued Wednesday for most of the listening area through early this morning. Some counties in the far northern parts of the listening area including Daviess and Martin were part of an area that was under an Ice Storm Warning that was in effect till noon today.

The wintery weather needless to say forced some delays, cancellations or postponement of schools, or other activities throughout the listening area.

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