Next snow could threaten New Year's Eve plans

Hoosiers don't feel threatened, will celebrate NYE

INDIANAPOLIS - Another snow system threatened New Year’s Eve plans across Indiana on Monday.

Indianapolis has already seen over 14 inches of snow in December.

Another 1 to 3 inches forecasted for late Monday pushed the city into the top five snowiest Decembers on record.

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Hoosiers didn’t mind the cold temperatures Sunday morning tailgating for the final Colts home game.

“We’re rugged. We’re tested in Indianapolis. We’ve dealt with storms before, we’ll deal with them again. The Mayan’s tried to end the world on Dec. 21 and it didn’t happen. The storm’s not going to end it either,” Gary Sweeney Jr. of Indianapolis said.

Others argue the timing of the next predicted storm could not be worse.

Bad weather on New Year’s Eve could potentially impact business for hotels and restaurants hosting dinners or parties.

Hoosiers insist the party will still go on, but agree the snow could lead to inconveniences.

“Not so much worried about the storm as I am where we’re going to park with the snow that we already have. It’s just snow. We’ll be alright,” said Lindsey Brown of Greenwood.

“We’re going to a friend’s party, so as long as we can park, we’ll be parking around the house because of the plows and street parking. Other than that, we’ll still make it. Well figure it out,” said Joe Rodenberger of Indianapolis.

Indy Snow Force said in a news release that it had activated its snow removal and ice plan in preparation for New Year's Eve, which included 90 drivers out at 11 a.m. and another 90 drivers reporting for duty at 11 p.m.

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