State sees gusty winds, blowing snow

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – UPDATE 9:40 A.M.: A large stretch of Interstate 65, south of Indianapolis, was shut down because of poor road conditions on Tuesday morning.

Both directions of the interstate were closed around 9:30 a.m., from Memphis to Taylorsville. There was no timeline for when lanes would re-open.

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UPDATE 8:20 A.M.: Gusty north winds produced a considerable amount of blowing and drifting snow on Tuesday morning.

Snowfall totals at 7:30 a.m. were around 1″ to almost 3″. Wind chills were below zero.

Many Indiana counties issue travel advisories and warnings because of the snow. Boone County issued a Yellow Travel Warning. Lebanon and Western Boone Schools were under a two hour delay.

For a map showing travel statuses around the state click here. For a list of closings and delays click here.

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UPDATE 6:50 A.M.: Marion County has issued a Travel Advisory.

Mayor Greg Ballard sent out a tweet on Tuesday morning saying, “High wind is causing blowing & drifting snow. Issuing a Travel Advisory for Marion County (yellow). Take it slow.”

A number of Indiana counties were under travel advisories and watches because of the snow. For a county-by-county breakdown of travel statuses click here.

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UPDATE 6:20 A.M.: Blowing snow created an issue for drivers on Tuesday morning, covering lane lines and causing slick conditions.

Drivers were advised to allow extra time for the morning drive.

Hamilton County issued a Yellow Level 1 Travel Advisory. Drifting snow, winds, and cold temperatures made roads slick and hazardous in the unincorporated areas of the county. A Travel Advisory means that routine travel or activities may be restricted in areas because of a hazardous situation, and individuals should use caution or avoid those areas, a release said.

Other counties issued travel watches and advisories on Tuesday morning. For a list of those travel statuses around the state click here.

A winter weather advisory is in effect until 11 a.m. Snow should quickly wind down to flurries on Tuesday morning.

Total accumulations will be in the 1″-3″ range. Temperatures will fall into the low teens with wind chills below zero.

More than 100 school closings and delays were in place on Tuesday morning. For that list click here.

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A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for most of central Indiana from 1 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday.

24-Hour News 8 Meteorologist Pamela Gardner says central Indiana will most likely see 1″ to 3 inches of snow, and southeastern Indiana could see 3″ or more.

Temperatures will be in the 30s and lower 40s Monday. Temperatures on Monday night will dip into the mid-teens with a strong wind from the north. Blowing and drifting snow will be an issue Tuesday morning.

Visit the Forecast 8 weather blog for the latest information.

 

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