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Winter Storm Warning Expires Early, Roads Are Messy

Posted On March 03, 2014

By Mike Perleberg

A traffic camera shows some snow and ice remaining on the Interstate 275 overpass at U.S. 50 near the Indiana-Ohio state line Monday morning, March 3. Ohio Dept. of Transportation

A traffic camera shows some snow and ice remaining on the Interstate 275 overpass at U.S. 50 near the Indiana-Ohio state line Monday morning, March 3.
Ohio Dept. of Transportation

(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) - The National Weather Service has allowed a Winter Storm Warning to expire in the Eagle 99.3 listening area, but not before the latest storm covered the area in more than three inches of snow.

The weather service is reporting close to three inches of snow accumulation in Franklin County. To the south in Carroll County, Kentucky, totals were closer to four inches.

Road conditions across the tri-state are treacherous Monday morning.  The Indiana Department of Transportation says yellow plow trucks have been out throughout the night clearing highways. One of those trucks slid off the roadway and into a ditch on State Road 48 near Manchester at around 7:30 a.m., according to dispatchers. Firefighters and police responded to help get the truck out of the ditch.

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Franklin and Switzerland counties are each on an Orange, or level 2, travel watch which began Sunday. That means you should hit the road only if necessary, but you won’t be ticketed. Dearborn, Ohio, Ripley, Boone and Hamilton counties are all on a less-serious Yellow, or level 1, travel advisory.

The City of Greendale is asking residents to park off the street where possible so that plow trucks can get through easily.

All schools in southeast Indiana closed Monday, pushing back the start of ISTEP+ testing for many of those schools. Ivy Tech Community College campuses in Lawrenceburg, Batesville, and Madison will be closed Monday, while other area colleges are opening at a delayed time. See Eagle 99.3′s list of local closings and cancellations here.