Winter Stom Warning (UPDATED)
A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until noon CST Monday.
Light freezing rain will spread southeast across the area today.
The freezing rain will begin to transition over to sleet and snow late this evening.
Snow will eventually taper off around midday Monday.
Heavy accumulations of ice, sleet and snow are expected.
Snow and sleet accumulations of four to six inches are expected to fall on top of a quarter to a half inch of ice in areas along and north of the Ohio River.
Ice accumulations from a half to three quarters of an inch are possible south of the Ohio River.
Snow accumulations south of the Ohio River will range from two to four inches.
Some thunder will also be possible today which could lead to some isolated higher accumulations.
Travel conditions will become progressively more treacherous through the day today and especially tonight.
Tree damage and power outages will be likely.
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Drivers are strongly encouraged to not put themselves or first responders in harm’s way during these times by avoiding optional travel and heeding county TRAVEL ADVISORIES.
Motorists who must venture out play an important role in keeping the highways open and safe for other travelers by reducing their speeds according to conditions.
Accelerate gradually, drive slowly, brake early and allow greater distance between the car in front of you. Allow room for INDOT’s yellow plow trucks so they may safely clear their routes without delay.
The Indiana State Police and other law enforcement agencies encourage the public to keep emergency phone lines open and to access updated ROAD CONDITIONS AND CLOSURES or by dialing toll-free 800-261-ROAD (7623) or 5-1-1 on your mobile phone.
Road conditions reported as difficult (violet) are covered in snow and ice, fair (blue) have isolated snow and ice or wheel tracks, and good (gray) are generally clear.
INDOT’s Southwest Indiana district will also be posting regular social media updates during the storm at www.Facebook.com/VincennesDistrict and www.Twitter.com/INDOTSouthwest.