(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – Another winter blast is taking a swing at the tri-state Thursday.
ARTIMIS camera shot of I-275 near
The National Weather Service has the entire Eagle 99.3 listening area under a Winter Storm Warning until 1:00 p.m. Up to five inches of snowfall will accumulate by the time the storm lets up.
Meanwhile, people trudging through the morning commute are battling snowy-covered, messy roads. The weather service says periods of moderate and heavy snow will continue through the morning hours.
Drivers have reported a number of accidents, including U.S. 50 through Lawrenceburg where a car spun out into Walnut Street.
A semi reportedly jackknifed on the ramp from north Interstate 275 to east I-74 in Whitewater Township. Traffic monitor ARTIMIS has not confirmed that accident.
State Road 1 in Dearborn County has been difficult for travel. A box truck slid off the road there.
INDOT and county highway crews have been concentrating on the main roads, but new snow is covering cleared paths.
Particular problem areas reported by drivers in Indiana include State Roads 350 from Milan to Aurora, State Road 46 in West Harrison, State Road 1, State Road 56 south of Rising Sun. Drivers say the State Road 48 hill to U.S. 50 in Lawrenceburg is actually better than most as INDOT crews have put in effort there to keep the incline safe.
ARTIMIS reports most interstates are still snow-covered at this point. Average speeds on most local interstates are around 48 MPH.
The NWS expects total snowfall accumulations of three to five inches. Areas south of the Ohio River will see snow mix with freezing rain and sleet. Up to a tenth of an inch of ice could accumulate.
Thursday’s high temperature is 30 with an overnight low of 19 followed by a high of 27 Friday.