Roads mostly clear Monday morning

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — UPDATE 8:30 A.M.: Hancock, Delaware, Boone and Johnson counties reported mostly good road conditions. Road crews said their efforts were working and they spent most of the morning treating specific trouble spots, including bridges and intersections.

The Johnson County sheriff reported handling three accidents involving injuries, six non-injury crashes and four slide-offs between 7 a.m. Sunday and 7 a.m. Monday.

UPDATE 7:30 A.M.: No major traffic incidents have happened in the metro area. The Indianapolis post of Indiana State Police reported no major incidents or slide-offs this morning. There have been some minor crashes. Click here for the latest on traffic conditions.

UPDATE 6:20 A.M.: Many interstates in the metro area were clear early Monday morning, though there were some slick spots.

City streets in Indianapolis were OK in the morning with at least one lane passable in most areas. Watch for slick spots, as secondary roads remain snow-covered.

Farther south, in the Columbus area, there was still snow and ice on the roads, including on State Road 46. There were INDOT trucks in that area working to clear the roads for morning drivers.

Many counties in Central Indiana remained under a travel advisory, while multiple counties south were under travel watches. An advisory is a lower level and urges people driving around to do so cautiously. A travel watch is more serious and means people should only drive on the road for essential reasons, like an emergency or driving to or from work. Click here for a current travel status map.

UPDATE 11:24 P.M.: The winter storm warning has been dropped for Indianapolis as well as Hancock, Hendricks, Henry, Parke, Putnam, and Vermillion counties. The warning remains in effect for Morgan, Johnson and Shelby counties until 7 a.m.

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Although snow accumulation is done for the metro area, the roads will be slick and icy for the Monday morning commute. Low temperatures will drop into the single digits overnight making for an icy morning commute for any untreated roads.

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Southern Indiana could pick up another inch of snow before this system moves out late Sunday night. Stay tuned to the Forecast 8 Weather Blog for updates on the winter storm.

UPDATE 8:20 P.M.:  The snow should move out of the state altogether by midnight.  A few lingering snow showers may stick around the southern part so the state at midnight, but all snow will be gone by Monday morning.

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Although the snow will move through, the roads will be slick and icy for the Monday morning commute. Therefore, a winter storm warning is in effect until 7 a.m. Monday.

Stay tuned to the Forecast 8 Weather Blog for updates on the winter storm.

UPDATE 7:10 P.M.: Snow showers are currently moving east across the state.

Steady snow will continue to pile up on the roads and create slick conditions.  Northern Indiana has already accumulated their 2″ to 4″ of snow, so other than a few flurries, they are done with snow.

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Stay tuned to the Forecast 8 Weather Blog for updates on the winter storm.

UPDATE 6:00 P.M.: Morgan County ran out of salt Sunday after the morning’s snow and ice required crews to throw down the last of the County’s salt supplies. 

Click here for more on that story and stay tuned to the Forecast 8 Weather Blog for updates throughout the night.

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The second round of snow has arrived in the metro area. 

Indianapolis city streets have been wet, but there have been relatively few problems reported. IMPD officials are still warning drivers to be vigilant if they are heading downtown for the Pacers game.

The Pacers will take on the Jazz at 6 p.m. at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Snow is likely to be heavier after the game.  Temperatures will remain in the low 20s and could drop into the 10s during the game for the ride home.

Stay tuned to the Forecast 8 Weather Blog for updates throughout the night.

UPDATE 4:25 P.M.: Officials in Bartholomew County have closed I-65 northbound at the 68 mile marker due to a crash.

The crash occurred in the northbound lanes of the interstate at the 76 mile marker. Traffic is being diverted onto State Road 46 at the 68 mile marker.

Stay tuned to WISHTV.com for updates.

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UPDATE 2:43 P.M.: If you are headed to the IU basketball game in Bloomington, officials are warning fans to drive safe.

The game will go on as scheduled at 4 p.m.in Assembly Hall.

A light snow or wintry mix is likely to continue for areas near Bloomington. If you are traveling roads are likely to be slick and could become snow or ice covered in heavier bursts. Temperatures will be in the mid to low 20s.

After the game, snow and sleet are likely to continue and could pick up as radar fills in. Heavier rates are expected later in the evening.

Stay tuned to the Forecast 8 Weather Blog for updates throughout the day.

If you are cheering the team on from home, you can watch the game on WISH-TV.

Bloomington officials closed of some facilities Sunday morning due to the weather and travel conditions.

The Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department and Animal Care and Control operations will be closed for the day.

This includes the Twin Lakes Recreation Center, the Frank Southern Ice Arena and animal adoptions at the Animal Shelter.

Decisions regarding Monday’s operations are expected to be made late Sunday.

Meanwhile, there is good news for motorists who use State Road 45 in Brown County.

The road was closed for a short time, due to numerous crashes including an INDOT truck.

State Police say the road is now open, but slick conditions prevail.

Snow has temporarily moved out of the Lafayette and Peru Districts.

There are no major accidents to report.

INDOT crews are working to clear the roads.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Rain started to turn to icy pellets at 4am in the Indianapolis area.

Indiana State Police report snow north with as much as 2 to 3 inches in the Lafayette and Peru districts. Those districts together  include 15 counties.

Icy conditions prevail south.

Bloomington State Police say INDOT and county salt trucks have been out overnight, but ice has coated most of the roadways.

In Brown County an INDOT truck flipped on State Road 45 near the Monroe County line.

No one was hurt in that accident.

Dispatchers in that area say there are numerous slide offs in the area.

Many counties are under a travel watch or a travel advisory. An advisory is a lower level and urges people driving around to do so cautiously. A travel watch is more serious and means people should only drive on the road for essential reasons, like an emergency or driving to or from work. Click here for a current travel status map.

For the latest on the weather, read the Forecast 8 Weather Blog.

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