Snow, sleet, freezing rain in central Indiana late Thursday, early Friday

Wintry mix makes travel difficult

INDIANAPOLIS - A wintry mix made Thursday night and Friday morning messy for parts of Indiana.

Multiple slide-offs and accidents were reported across central Indiana, and State Police called some troopers in to work early to assist with the traffics issues.

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A winter weather advisory is in effect for most of central and southern Indiana through Friday morning.

StormTeam 6 Chief Meteorologist Kevin Gregory said sleet and freezing rain will be likely until 4 a.m. Friday, with temperatures climbing above freezing for most areas by about 7 a.m.

About an inch of snow and sleet accumulation is possible along and immediately north of the Interstate 70 corridor, with 2-inch amounts possible in the Kokomo and Muncie areas. Accumulation will be less to the south, where more rain will fall.

On Friday morning, about a tenth of an inch of ice is expected, which could make travel treacherous but should not cause problems with trees or power lines.

State and city workers will be putting in 12-hour shifts to keep the roads safe.

"This storm is going to be mostly ice or, you know, that wet wintry mix," said Lesley Malone, spokewoman for the Department of Public Works. "So there will be less plowing. We'll mostly be pre-treating."

Stay with StormTeam 6 and TheIndyChannel.com for winter weather updates.

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