Hoosiers dig out from snow

Some spots received up to 9 inches

INDIANAPOLIS - As the snowstorm moved out of central Indiana Wednesday morning, Hoosiers began the daunting task of clearing snow from streets, driveways and vehicles.

Crews worked overnight to clear ice and snow from the interstates and side streets ahead of the morning commute.

Many drivers added extra time to their morning routine so that they could remove ice and snow from their cars.

"We're trying to get the bulk of the snow up right away. We don't want to let it pile up. One or two inches on the ground feels like four or five inches on your shovel," Jamie Clark said.

The storm forced more than 280 school districts to close or delay classes Wednesday.

"It's been fun. It's fun to see them play out in the snow and enjoy this. Hopefully this will be the last one and get the energy out and then go enjoy ISTEP testing this week,' said parent Lori White.

The snow meant business for Gerald Beard who started his day at dawn.

"This is about my fourth time actually. So it's not been real good for the whole season, but it's keeping me busy anyway," Beard said. "I want it to keep snowing. It can snow a couple more weeks, it wouldn't hurt me."

Although snow and ice had been removed from the roadways, Hoosiers were still advised to watch out for slick spots and to use caution while driving.

Indy Snow Force said they would keep 39 drivers on the road Wednesday night to clear any remaining snow and salt because blowing winds and falling temperatures could make roads dangerous Thursday.

Temperatures are expected to reach the 50s during the weekend.

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