The first significant snowfall has hit the area, bringing with it temperatures around 29 degrees with a wind chill at 15 degrees. The snow is expected to continue, heavy at times, through 7 a.m. before switching to flurries until 4 p.m.
Wind gusts continue to come out of the west around 23 mph and are expected to remain steady through 4 p.m. and gradually increase. Roads are already snow-covered and may be covered in ice in some spots, so be sure to drive safe and allow yourself extra time to travel. Increase the distance between your vehicle and the vehicles in front of you, giving yourself plenty of time to stop at intersections.
Practice extra caution; blowing snow could decrease visibility at times. A number of traffic incidents have been reported in the northern half of Indiana, but no incidents have been reported in the immediate area as of 4:30 a.m.
School closings and any traffic information will be posted as soon as it is received.