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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IndyGo riders should expect delays as crews work to clear city streets.
‼️❄️ Winter Weather Update❄️‼️ Riders should expect DELAYS. Plan plenty of time for your commute if you must travel and use caution getting to stops. Monitor your bus in real-time using the MyStop app or Google Maps.— IndyGo (@IndyGoBus) February 16, 2021
All Ball State on-campus courses before 10 a.m. Tuesday are canceled. You can read more information from the university below.
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.
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.
Purdue University is canceling all in-person classes on Tuesday at its West Lafayette campus. You can read more information from the university below.
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...
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.
Crash Update:— Sgt. John Perrine (@ISPIndianapolis) February 15, 2021
🔵 ISP Indianapolis District
🔹 103 crashes
🔹 24 slide offs
🔹 19 motorist assists
🔵 ISP Statewide
🔹 238 crashes
🔹 128 slide offs
🔹 231 motorist assists
Some facilities and services at Indiana University's Bloomington campus are closing early today.
IUB Alert: Campus remains open but some campus facilities and services will close early. Check your IU email for info on Tuesday classes and working remotely.— IU Bloomington (@IUBloomington) February 15, 2021
These travel advisories are changing very quickly.— Andrew Smith (@AndrewSmithNews) February 15, 2021
A travel WARNING, the highest advisory level, has been issued for Monroe, Brown, Bartholomew, Decatur, Jennings, Union, Knox, Orange, and Crawford counties.
UPDATES->> https://t.co/eWB2p3615A#INwx @wrtv @IDHS pic.twitter.com/duDUR7svpQ
Update on some IndyGo routes.
❗⚠ Route 30 is on detour due to inclement weather ⚠❗ Stops on 30th St. between Cold Spring Rd. and Harding St. are impacted. Riders should utilize stops outside of the impacted area.— IndyGo (@IndyGoBus) February 15, 2021
The Indiana Historical Society has announced it will close on Tuesday, due to weather.
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.
Troopers are on the scene of a semi off the road on I-65 NB near the 74 mile marker in Bartholomew County. The vehicle is well off the road.— Sgt. Stephen Wheeles (@ISPVersailles) February 15, 2021
The number of slide offs and crashes have picked up in the last hour. Please continue to drive cautiously if you must be on the roads. pic.twitter.com/uG2F0Ysg5j
***Current Seymour Road Conditions: 4:00 PM 2/15***All roads in Seymour are again snow covered. Accumulation is...
Update on road conditions from the Indiana State Police Bloomington Post.
Current Road Conditions— Sgt. Michael Wood (@ISPBloomington) February 15, 2021
🔴I-69 (Martinsville to Bloomington)
🔴I-69 (So. Monroe Co/Greene Counties)
🔴SR 37 (Monroe/Lawrence Counties)
📸: Trp. Garvin (Greene Co.)
Get Home and Stay There!!!!! pic.twitter.com/0Isu54zVpi
Deputies in Shelby County are responding to several crashes and slide-offs on Interstate 74.
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.
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.
Indianapolis officials discussed the expected snowfall Monday afternoon.
The Indiana Department of Homeland Security is warning Hoosiers to clear any exhaust vents around your home to keep carbon monoxide from building up.
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.
The Fishers Health Department announced its COVID-19 testing and vaccination sites will close at 1 p.m. due to the winter storm.
The Fishers Testing and Vaccination Sites will close at 1 p.m. today, February 15, due to weather. If you have an appointment scheduled for today after 1 p.m., please contact the Fishers COVID Hotline at 317-595-3211 to reschedule your appointment. https://t.co/HUyvgIhGaF pic.twitter.com/UPuomIMBg4— Fishers Health Department (@FishersHealth) February 15, 2021
Many counties around Indiana have announced travel advisories, watches or warnings. Read more.
Nearly 50 school districts are closed or delayed this morning. Click here to see the list.
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.
Several counties have already issued a travel advisory. You can view the latest travel advisories here.
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.
The Chesterfield-Union Township Fire Department released an update for the community.
Travis Stetnish, Westfield's street superintendent, provided an update on the city's preparations ahead of the snow.
Here is a quick winter weather update with our Street Superintendent Travis Stetnish as our street crew prepares for whatever Mother Nature decides to bring over the next couple days. Stay tuned for more updates! #TravelWestfield #WinterWeather pic.twitter.com/WoS7HX01fm— TravelWestfield (@TravelWestfield) February 15, 2021
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...
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...
Watch an update from WRTV Meteorologist Kyle Mounce below.
Update on INDOT's plans to treat and clear the roads.
Snowfall will begin tonight pic.twitter.com/FFCDbYJrfG— NWS Indianapolis (@NWSIndianapolis) February 14, 2021
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...
UPDATED Snow Potential: 8" to 12" of snow is expected to cover much of Central Indiana by Tuesday morning. It's important to note this comes in TWO rounds. First brings 1"-3" by Monday AM. Second brings 7"-9" Monday afternoon-Monday night. @wrtv #INwx pic.twitter.com/TnVhU6yi0U— Kyle Mounce (@kylemounce) February 14, 2021
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.
WINTER STORM WARNING: Residents, please move all parked vehicles off of the streets and cul-de-sacs and out of the way of snow plows and emergency vehicles. This will make plowing easier and help residents avoid getting their cars buried in the snow! pic.twitter.com/DM4YYc7Ohp— City of Lawrence, Indiana (@LawrenceINcity) February 14, 2021
Snow is expected to begin tonight after 10PM with an accumulation of 1-2" but that's just the start of bad weather coming our way. Street Dept crews are out pretreating roads. To learn more about the forecast & our plans, visit https://t.co/sDVK0sCiuQ pic.twitter.com/6OW3qHIYdN— City Of Noblesville (@NoblesvilleIN) February 14, 2021
6 to 12 inches of snow are expected through Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.
A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for all of central Indiana tonight through Tuesday morning. 6 to 12 inches of snow are expected. The heaviest snow will fall Monday late afternoon into Monday night, and winds of 20 mph with 30 mph wind gusts will make travel treacherous. #INwx pic.twitter.com/KxAhQBMurz— NWS Indianapolis (@NWSIndianapolis) February 14, 2021
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.
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.
Winter Storm WARNING has expanded north with an increasing likelyhood we will deal with a HIGH impact snowfall between tonight and Monday night. Will be updating snow potential soon. @wrtv #INwx pic.twitter.com/8oooZ53yYy— Kyle Mounce (@kylemounce) February 14, 2021
Most of central Indiana now upgraded to Winter Storm Warning. 6”-10” of snow with isolated higher amounts. Just a few counties well north under Winter Weather Advisory. @wrtv— Todd Klaassen (@ToddKlaassen) February 14, 2021
Widespread 6"-10" of snow for most with two waves of snow heading our way. First wave overnight is around 1"-3" with the second wave Monday afternoon & evening providing the heaviest snow. Some localized areas could see 12"+ totals before things wrap up late Monday. @WRTV pic.twitter.com/v2gWp97ThE— Todd Klaassen (@ToddKlaassen) February 14, 2021
ALERT: Winter Storm WARNING issued for much of Central Indiana with an Advisory for northern areas. 1"-3" of snow is possible by Monday morning. Additional snowfall is expected later Monday into Monday night. Totals from BOTH rounds could exceed 7" in the WARNING area. #INwx pic.twitter.com/yJKwMTxAp2— Kyle Mounce (@kylemounce) February 14, 2021
A Winter Storm Warning is in effect starting tonight for portions of central Indiana. 4 to 8 in of snow is possible in the warning area with highest snow fall totals expected over SE central Indiana. Travel is expected to be very difficult. Stay tuned for continued updates. #INwx pic.twitter.com/6ethl8s2EC— NWS Indianapolis (@NWSIndianapolis) February 14, 2021