The Herald Bulletin

Afternoon Update

State News

December 7, 2013

Most Southern Indiana counties under travel advisories

INDIANAPOLIS — Emergency managers kept travel advisories posted Saturday for most southern Indiana counties following a winter storm that dumped more than 10 inches of snow on some locations and contributed to the deaths of two motorists.

All but three Indiana counties bordering the Ohio River had travel advisories or more serious travel watches in place Saturday evening, and one, Crawford County, was under a travel warning, restricting travel to emergency management workers only. In all, 31 counties posted travel advisories of various levels.

The advisories likely kept many people off the roads. No major travel incidents or other problems were reported Saturday.

The National Weather Service reported 11½ inches of snow had fallen since Thursday in Pike County, northeast of Evansville, and some locations had estimated snow depths close to 13 inches.

The weather service said some light snow showers were possible Sunday over parts of Indiana, with mixed precipitation across south central Indiana. Freezing drizzle was possible Sunday night over parts of northern Indiana, it said.

"There certainly is an outlook indicated on the radar for some slight accumulation of a mixed precipitation coming your direction on Sunday," weather service meteorologist Dave Tucek told the Vincennes Sun-Commercial. "It should be pretty minor, certainly compared to what you've already experienced, but maybe an inch or two more of snow and probably less than a tenth of an inch of ice."

The St. Vincent Hospital emergency department on Indianapolis' north side made bags of road salt available for free Saturday in an effort to encourage older adults to be more vigilant and avoid emergency room visits related to falls on ice.

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