LIVE BLOG: Winter storm takes aim on Central Indiana

Posted at 1:52 PM, Feb 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-16 06:45:38-05

INDIANAPOLIS — A winter storm warning has been issued for much of Central Indiana and some areas could see between 7-11 inches of snow by Tuesday.

Parts of the state saw as much as three inches of snow overnight into Monday morning, and heavy snowfall is expected to begin this afternoon.

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Follow this live blog below for live updates:

6:45 a.m.
IndyGo riders should expect delays as crews work to clear city streets.

10:28 p.m.
All Ball State on-campus courses before 10 a.m. Tuesday are canceled. You can read more information from the university below.


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Hancock County government offices will be closed Tuesday, Feb. 16. County commissioners have directed all administrative offices to be closed. This does not apply to public safety and essential highway department personnel.

8:50 p.m.
All Hendricks County government buildings will be closed on Tuesday, Feb. 16 due to the inclement weather. Due to the nature of various departments' work, closings may not apply to certain employees of the Animal Control Shelter, Facilities Department, Highway Department, Sheriff's Department, and Work Release.

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7:05 p.m.
Purdue University is canceling all in-person classes on Tuesday at its West Lafayette campus. You can read more information from the university below.

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6:26 p.m.
Undergraduates at IU Bloomington will have a wellness day Tuesday, which means no classes. Faculty teaching other courses are encouraged to move classes online and communicate with students.

IU Bloomington Alert: Campus remains open but due to winter weather some campus facilities and services will close...

Posted by Indiana University Emergency Updates on Monday, February 15, 2021

6:18 p.m.

Road conditions have rapidly deteriorated in Grant County and Interstate 69 in the county is down to one lane in both directions, according to Grant County EMA.

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Some facilities and services at Indiana University's Bloomington campus are closing early today.

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5:56 p.m.
Update on some IndyGo routes.

5:17 p.m.

The Indiana Historical Society has announced it will close on Tuesday, due to weather.

4:52 p.m.

The Indiana Pacers will play Monday's game without fans, in consideration of the travel advisory issued by the city of Indianapolis. Any fans who purchased tickets through the Pacers or Ticketmaster will receive automatic refunds and will be contacted directly by email. Others may seek refunds at the original point of purchase.

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***Current Seymour Road Conditions: 4:00 PM 2/15***All roads in Seymour are again snow covered. Accumulation is...

Posted by Seymour Police Department on Monday, February 15, 2021

4:33 p.m.
Update on road conditions from the Indiana State Police Bloomington Post.

4:32 p.m.
Deputies in Shelby County are responding to several crashes and slide-offs on Interstate 74.

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Monday's snowfall is expected to be the biggest winter storm event in nearly three years. About 11 inches of snow fell on March 24, 2018, said Ted Funk, Meteorologist-In-Charge for Indianapolis National Weather Service.

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The city of Indianapolis will be under a travel advisory from 5 p.m. Monday until at least 5 a.m. Tuesday morning, due to the heavy expected snowfall. The city will open Municipal Gardens as a warming center at 1831 Lafayette Road.

1:55 p.m.

Indianapolis officials discussed the expected snowfall Monday afternoon.

12:51 p.m.

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security is warning Hoosiers to clear any exhaust vents around your home to keep carbon monoxide from building up.

11:47 a.m.

The Madison County Health Department is postponing all COVID-19 vaccine appointments initially scheduled for 8 a.m.-1 p.m.Tuesday for the same times Thursday. Everybody who had an appointment for Tuesday will receive a phone call with the information starting Tuesday morning.

10:28 a.m.
The Fishers Health Department announced its COVID-19 testing and vaccination sites will close at 1 p.m. due to the winter storm.

9:05 a.m.
Many counties around Indiana have announced travel advisories, watches or warnings. Read more.

7:26 a.m.
Nearly 50 school districts are closed or delayed this morning. Click here to see the list.

7 a.m.
Road conditions will be difficult today around Central Indiana. INDOT's Mallory Duncan spoke with WRTV about how the department is preparing and what drivers can expect.

INDOT's plans for Monday's winter storm

8:23 p.m.
Several counties have already issued a travel advisory. You can view the latest travel advisories here.

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7:37 p.m.
So far, 13 schools have already announced they will be closed or have an e-learning day on Monday.

Click here to see if your school is on the list.

7:30 p.m.
The Chesterfield-Union Township Fire Department released an update for the community.

7:22 p.m.
Travis Stetnish, Westfield's street superintendent, provided an update on the city's preparations ahead of the snow.

7:18 p.m.
The Tippecanoe County Health Department is making some scheduling adjustments for its COVID-19 vaccination sites on Monday.

Good evening, While we try to prepare for the winter storm moving into the area we will be making some schedule...

Posted by Tippecanoe County Health Department on Sunday, February 14, 2021

7:11 p.m.
COVID-19 testing and vaccination sites in Monroe County will be closed on Monday.

Staff members will be contacting people with appointments at the convention center site to reschedule.

If you have additional questions or need assistance, you can call 211.

Monroe County COVID 19 Vaccine and Testing sites will be closed Monday, February 15; Tuesday is TBD at this...

Posted by Monroe County Health Department on Sunday, February 14, 2021

6:51 p.m.
Watch an update from WRTV Meteorologist Kyle Mounce below.

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6:26 p.m.
Update on INDOT's plans to treat and clear the roads.

INDOT preparing for winter storm

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5:20 p.m.
The Bargersville Fire Department is building its list of community resources available to help the department if needed.

With the winter storm approaching, we are building our community resource list. If you own a snowmobile or ATV in our...

Posted by Bargersville Fire Department on Sunday, February 14, 2021

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Now is a good time to make sure you are prepared for the expected winter storm.

Click here for some tips from the Indiana Department of Homeland Security.

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6 to 12 inches of snow are expected through Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.

2:03 p.m.
The Indiana Department of Transportation is issuing a full call-out of trucks from Sunday night through Tuesday in Central Indiana.

At least 130 INDOT drivers throughout the area will be clearing snow and treating the roads.

The Indianapolis Department of Public Works will also have a full shift of Snow Force drivers in 80 trucks treating the roadways starting at 11 p.m. Sunday.

Once the Indy DPW Snow Force drivers begin treating and plowing roads, you can view their progress here or on Twitter.

Crews will also be on standby to address any damage to traffic signals. These issues should be reported to the Mayor's Action Center at 317-327-4622. If the center is closed, press 2 to be connected with DPW.

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Sunday morning