(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) - Tri-state road crews did not get their entire Christmas Day off work.
Many of them went to work Tuesday night in preparation for Wednesday’s winter weather, which is beginning to have an impact on travel. Motorists advise of slick road conditions, mostly in the northern parts of the Eagle 99.3 listening area.
There is a Level 2 Snow Emergency, also called a Travel Watch, in Franklin County. Catch-A-Ride has announced it will not operate in Ripley County Wednesday.
According to various reports from drivers, the diving line from rain to sleet and snow is the U.S. 50 corridor in southeast Indiana. Heavier snow is being seen along Interstate 74 and further north.
The National Weather Service has a Blizzard Warning in effect for Franklin, Ripley, Jefferson, and Butler counties through 1:00 a.m. Thursday. Meteorologists expect six to eight inches of snowfall in those areas.
There is a Winter Weather Advisory for Dearborn, Ohio, Switzerland, Hamilton, Boone, Kenton, Campbell, Grant, and Gallatin counties until 1:00 a.m. Thursday. Snow and ice accumulation up to four inches is possible Wednesday.
Wednesday’s temperatures will reach into the low 30s, with steady winds of 15 to 25 MPH taking the chill factor into the teens. Gusts of wind will top out at 40 MPH.
This snow day won’t be one that tri-state schools have to make up later as they are off for Christmas break anyways.