INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Officials in Indianapolis turned the canal green downtown Thursday afternoon for the annual Greening of the Canal.
This is the 17th year for the St. Patrick's Day activity. The event kicked off around 4 p.m. Thursday with music and food.
The greening took place at the traditional location in front of the fountain that is south of Ohio Street at West Street.
Mayor Greg Ballard along with the Hoosier Lottery joined in the fun. Several more events are planned for this weekend.
For a complete list of St. Patrick's Day events downtown click here.
UPDATE 10:45 P.M.: Many Indiana State Police dispatches were reporting accidents on major roads due to slick weather conditions Sunday night.
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