Latest Winter Storm Could Bring 4″ To 8″
By Mike Perleberg
Update posted at 11:24 a.m.:
The National Weather Service has cancelled the Winter Storm Warning mentioned in this story. The weather service has now instituted an Ice Storm Warning from 4:00 p.m. Tuesday through 10:00 a.m. Wednesday. Read more about it here.
Original story posted at 7:06 a.m.:
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – Snow accumulation of four to eight inches is expected with a winter storm about to sweep across Eagle Country.
The entire tri-state is under a winter storm warning from 4:00 p.m. Tuesday through 10:00 a.m. Wednesday. Warm air aloft could change the snow to freezing rain at times. Ice accumulation of one-tenth of an inch is a possibility, say meteorologists with the National Weather Service.
The storm will hit in the midst of Tuesday afternoon’s commute. Eagle 99.3 will provide updates on any traffic situations.
A full local list of closings, delays, cancellations and travel emergency levels will also be shared here.
In advance of the winter storm, Governor Mike Pence is ordering the Indiana Department of Transportation to be ready.
“As severe winter weather continues, INDOT remains fully prepared to keep the interstates, U.S. highways and state routes open and as safe as possible for emergency responders,” said Governor Pence. “We encourage Hoosiers to follow county travel advisories and not to put themselves or their local emergency responders in harm’s way.”
The state has 800 yellow salt and plow trucks that will alternate 12-hour shifts clearing roads. Each INDOT snow route takes between two and three hours for a complete round, according to the governor’s office.