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After Snow, Frigid Cold Brings Travel Advisories

Posted On January 16, 2018

By Mike Perleberg

A plow truck slid off the road on S.R. 148/Sunnyside Avenue in Aurora on Monday, January 15. Photo by Chris Strzok.

(Aurora, Ind.) – Brutally cold wind chills are blowing across the tri-state Tuesday.

Snowfall totals Monday ranged from 3.0 inches in Walton to 2.1 inches in Aurora.

A day after snow covered the region, the deep freeze has set in. The National Weather Service says Tuesday’s high temperature will be only around 16 degrees, with below zero wind chills throughout the day.

The frigid temperatures are preventing snow and ice from melting off of many area roads. Motorists are finding icy spots on main and side roads alike Tuesday morning. Level 1, or yellow, travel advisories are in effect in Dearborn, Franklin, and Ripley counties. Hamilton County lifted a travel advisory at about 6:00 a.m. Tuesday.

After a high of 23 Wednesday, a relative warm-up will begin to take place Thursday as temperatures rise into the 30s. By Saturday, we could see highs approaching 50 degrees, the weather service forecasts.