Heavy Snow Wreaks Road Havoc, School Closures

January 17, 2014
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Workers remain hard at it removing snow in downtown Batesville on Friday.

Workers remain hard at it removing snow in downtown Batesville on Friday.

Slick roads resulted in dozens of school closures throughout the region Friday. As the snow continues to fall, roads will remain snow covered and hazardous.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory until 4:00 p.m. Friday. Heavy snow will continue through the afternoon and is leading to difficult travel conditions.

A spokesman with the Ripley County Sheriffs Office confirmed that local and state highway departments are out in full force. Commuters are encouraged to use caution while traveling.

“If they just go slow and take their time, they should be okay,” the sheriffs office spokesman said.

Local and state police have received numerous reports of vehicles sliding off county roads, highways and interstates. Property damage crashes are also being reported on Interstates 65 and 74.

Indiana State Police are urging citizens to avoid unnecessary travel until the line of snow showers pass and highway crews are able to make the road safer for travel.

Citizens are requested not to call state, county, and local law enforcement dispatch centers for road and weather updates.

Stay up-to-date on road and weather information by tuning into Country 103.9 WRBI FM and monitoring our website.

 

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