Snow, strong winds pound Indiana under blizzard warning

More than foot of snow coats some parts of Ind.

INDIANAPOLIS - More than a foot of snow fell in parts of Indiana southwest of Indianapolis as heavy snow blanketed the southern two-thirds of Indiana, accompanied by fierce wind gusts to 40 mph.

A blizzard warning was canceled Wednesday afternoon, while a winter weather advisory remained in effect until 7 p.m.

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The National Weather Service said nearly 12 inches of snow had fallen near Bloomfield in Greene County before 8 a.m., and there were reports of 10 inches of more of snow in Bloomington and Nashville.

About 12 inches of snow had fallen as of 11:30 a.m. in Paragon, in Morgan County.

Nine inches of snow was reported by 11 a.m. in Greenwood, and 7.3 inches of snow was reported on the ground at Indianapolis International Airport.

About a foot of snow fell in Whiteland, in southern Johnson County.

Carmel got about 6 inches of snow, and Fishers had received about 4 inches of snow by 11 a.m., with Marion getting 3.5 inches of snow.

Another 1-3 inches of snow is expected in Indianapolis as a strong low-pressure system pivots to the northeast.

Heavy snow is expected to persist for the next few hours, slowly tapering off from southwest to northeast.

The National Weather Service in Indianapolis said thundersnow was reported in Vincennes before 7 a.m. Thundersnow was reported later in the morning in Morgan and Johnson counties. Vincennes had tallied 9 inches of snow as of 10:30 a.m.

To the northeast of Indianapolis, 3 inches of snow had fallen as of 10:30 a.m. in Hartford City, in Blackford County.

Peru in Miami County wound up with 4.5 inches of snow.

Road conditions quickly became treacherous, and several counties implemented travel advisories.

The state is updating county travel status here.

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