Snow Storm to Cause Travel Difficulties

Indiana Governor Mike Pence
Indiana Governor Mike Pence
The state of Indiana will be receiving various amounts of snow over the weekend and you are urged to be cautious when driving.

Governor Mike Pence issued a statement on Thursday noting that this winter storm will make travel challenging for everyone. Pence assures that all officials will be monitoring road conditions and the weather and will respond with all available resources. The governor encourages all drivers in affected areas to avoid unnecessary travel and allow room for snow plow drivers to work.

Most of the area is under a winter storm watch with snow totals up to six inches or more through Sunday afternoon with blizzard-like conditions. The snow is likely to develop this afternoon and winds of 20 to 25 mph will create considerable blowing and drifting of snow with visibilities reduced to zero at times – mainly in open and rural areas.

Since winter storms hit Indiana late Wednesday into Thursday morning, the Indiana Department of Transportation has deployed more than 740 trucks and crews. Those workers will continue to clear state roads as inclement weather remains an issue in the state.