Update posted at 10:03 a.m.:
Franklin County has upgraded to a Level 2 (Orange) Travel Emergency. That means motorists are advised to travel only if necessary.
Original story posted at 6:35 a.m.:
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) - We’ve heard of some, but not very many icy spots on tri-state roads this morning.
The National Weather Service says a good portion of our area received about a tenth of an inch of ice glaze overnight. Scattered showers are expected to continue through the morning.
A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 10:00 a.m. Any ice accumulation won’t stick around long as temperatures warm to the low 50s later Friday.
The Indiana Department of Transportation as well as city and county highway crews spent much of the day Thursday pre-treating roads and streets with salt or brine. The roads that did receive preparation are safe, but others could have deceptive ice patches. Franklin County authorities have instituted a Level 1 travel advisory due to slick roads.
It’s unclear if road conditions were factors, but emergency crews are on the scene of two accidents on Interstate 74 near the Indiana-Ohio border. The first occurred about 5:30 in the eastbound lanes at the 169 mile marker when a vehicle became stuck in the left lane. Police on scene shut down the left lane.
At about 6:00, an accident with injuries was reported on I-74 westbound near Harrison.
Most area schools are opting for delays Friday. A full list of school closings and delays can be found here.
The ice may have been heavy enough to bring down power lines in parts of Boone County. Duke Energy reports about 6,300 customers in Boone County are without power as of 6:30 a.m., mostly in the Hebron and Florence areas.