Indiana's first wintry blast pretty potent

Blowing snow blasts central Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS - The season's first wintry blast on the first day of winter was consequential, but not awful.

As predicted, a general 1-3 inches of snow fell in central Indiana, with the higher amounts north of Indianapolis and lower amounts south of the city.

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As of 7 a.m., 1.9 inches of snow had fallen at Indianapolis International Airport.

Wind gusts in excess of 55 mph late Thursday evening and early Friday morning made it difficult to measure the snow as it blew around neighborhoods.

More than 100 schools closed or delayed classes on Friday, giving some students an early start to their holiday break.

Road conditions were pretty rough for the morning commute, with numerous crashes on the interstates and slow-going for everyone.

Temperatures will stay chilly on Friday, and wind gusts of up to 40 mph will keep whipping the snow around.

Temperatures will be pretty seasonal for the next few days.

There is a potential for another wintry blast that could begin on Christmas day and worsen the day after that.

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