INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Winter Storm Warning for Bartholomew County and most of the south-central Indiana area, issued by the National Weather Service (NWS), is still in effect until early Sunday. Besides Bartholomew, other area counties included are Jackson, Johnson, Jennings, Brown, Decatur, and Shelby. The potential exists for 5 to 7 inches of total snow accumulation, with minimal ice accumulations of a light glaze possible. The precipitation could create low visibility and hazardous driving conditions.
A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet, and ice will make travel very hazardous or impossible. Residents are advised to continue to monitor QMIX 107.3, KORN Country 100.3, or MOJO 102.9 for the latest forecasts.
The Winter Storm Warning, with possible accumulations of 5 to 7 inches of snow, continues until 7 a.m. on Sunday. NWS has high confidence that this will be a significant snowfall.
Bartholomew County Sheriff Matt Myers offers a few reminders on winter driving: Reduce speed, the safe speed may be well below the posted maximum limit; Leave extra room between vehicles, while traveling and while stopped at lights or signs; Accelerate and brake slowly as sudden moves create problems on snow and ice; Don’t start driving until all windows are clear of ice, snow, and frost; Minimize distractions, even more than on nice days; Use your lights even during daylight hours. The Sheriff’s office will continually monitor road conditions and will announce any travel advisories through the radio stations, Local News Digital, and its Facebook page.