Wintry mix moves out of area, leaves roads wet and slippery

(WISH Photo/Daniel Miller)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – 8:50 P.M. UPDATE: The National Weather Service in Indianapolis says they measured 0.3″ of snow, approximately 0.4″ of ice, and most of the precipitation fell as freezing rain or rain measuring 0.21.″

7:15 P.M. UPDATE: The mix of freezing rain and snow has moved out of central Indiana.

There is a good amount of water on the roads. Some of it is from precipitation and some is from melting snow. Some of the snow is clogging some of the drains. That water could freeze as temperatures drop Monday night.

6:30 P.M. UPDATE: An IMPD officer was involved in an accident Monday night. It happened around 5:30 p.m. in the 7200 block of East 87th Street. Officials say nobody was seriously injured.

As of 6 p.m., IPL reported 16 customers without power. Duke Energy reported 504 customers without power.

5:40 P.M. UPDATE: Indianapolis was seeing multiple crashes near 38th Street and Lafayette Road. A crash on eastbound I-70 near Ronald Reagan Parkway had two lanes shut down. One lane of southbound I-465 was closed near 71st Street on the northwest side.

More than 500 Duke Energy customers were without power, including more than 450 customers in Wayne County. About 200 Indianapolis Power and Light customers were without electricity, with the highest concentration of outages on the southwest side.

4:45 P.M. UPDATE: As of 4:40 p.m., 219 IPL customers are without power. There are 541 Duke Energy outages. Boone REMC reports

A band of snow is moving into Indianapolis and could bring accumulating snow for the evening commute.

A winter weather advisory has been issued from noon Monday into the evening hours, with various end times depending on location.

The advisory is for a good part of central Indiana.

By 11 a.m., many schools had already decided to dismiss school early. Click here for a current list of closings.

Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard said Marion County would be under a travel advisory beginning at noon. A travel advisory was also issued for Hamilton County. Click here for a county-by-county travel status map, including explanations for what the various levels mean.

A mix of freezing rain, snow and sleet moved in around the lunch hour Monday. The evening commute should be messy and slick with ice accumulation and light snow accumulation.

Snow and sleet accumulations in northern parts of our area will most likely be around 3 to 5 inches, and along the Interstate 70 corridor, we could see 1 to 3 inches of snow plus some light ice accumulations.

Temperatures are expected to slowly rise this week. We may reach 50 by Thursday and there is a chance for rain and thunderstorms that day too.  With the snow melting, and the potential for heavy rain later this week, we could be dealing with some flooding, but that is not certain at this point.  We also may see a few thunderstorms Thursday.

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