Blog: Over 2 inches of snow in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Snowfall has arrived in central Indiana.

Here was our blog as we tracked the weather moving through our area.

9:32 p.m. update

Boone County has joined a list of counties under travel advisories.

9:17 p.m. update

8:33 p.m. update

An area of moderate snow along and southeast of a Vincennes-to-Muncie line continues to move off to the east, the National Weather Service at Indianapolis reports.

8:26 p.m. update

Snow totals reported within about the past hour to National Weather Service offices serving central Indiana: Westfield, 4.5 inches; Noblesville, 4.3 inches; Cicero and McCordsville, 4 inches; Country Club Heights, an enclave of Anderson, 4.1 inches; Greenwood in Johnson County and Spring Hill in Marion County, 3 inches; Carmel, 2.9 inches; Silverville (Lawrence County), 2.8 inches; Lafayette, 2.5 inches; Fishers, 2.4 inches; Camby, 1.9 inches; and Clifford, 1.5 inches.

Hancock County has joined the list of central Indiana counties with travel advisories.

7:20 p.m. update

Storm Track 8 Chief Meteorologist Ashley Brown provides an update on Monday night’s snowstorm and the record-breaking cold ahead.

7:15 p.m. update

An outage involving more than 2,000 customers of Indianapolis Power and Light on the northeast side of Marion County appears to have abated. Across the county, IPL reported only 442 without power.

6:59 p.m. update

More than 2 inches of snow now recorded at the National Weather Service office on the southwest side of Indianapolis.

6:41 p.m. update

Snow totals reported within the past hour to National Weather Service offices serving central Indiana: Cicero, 4 inches; West Lafayette, 2.9 inches; Country Club Heights (enclave of Anderson), 2.7 inches; Carmel, 2.5 inches; Hendricks County about 4 miles north-northwest of Eagle Creek Reservoir, 2.1 inches; Yorktown, 1.9 inches; Carmel and Middletown, 1.8 inches; Wynnedale in Marion County, 1.5 inches; Fishers and Waverly, 1.3 inches; Ball State University, 1.2 inches; Marion, 1 inch; and Columbus, 0.8 of an inch.

6:35 p.m. update

Madison County (Anderson, Alexandria, Elwood and Pendleton) has joined the list of central Indiana counties with travel advisories.

6:22 p.m. update

About 2,600 customers of Indianapolis Power and Light Co. were without power. The company said crews are responding. Here is a link to the IPL outage map.

6:21 p.m. update

Country Club Heights, an enclave of Anderson, reported 2.7 inches of snow by 6 p.m.

6:14 p.m. update

Hendricks County has joined Clay, Greene and Hamilton in issuing a travel advisory in central Indiana. Check here for updates.

6:08 p.m. update

5:57 p.m. update

News 8’s Dan Klein says IndyGo buses are stuck after a fender-bender involving other vehicles in the Red Line bus transit lane on College Avenue near Kessler Boulevard North Drive. (UPDATE: Indianapolis police arrived later, and the scene was cleared by 6:04 p.m.)

(WISH Photo/Dan Klein)

Also, the weather service tweeted it’s seeking a snow report from the Muncie area.

5:49 p.m. update

Indiana Department of Transportation gave an update on treating snowy roads.

5:40 p.m. update

The National Weather Service at Indianapolis tweeted that 1.1 inches of snow fell by 5:30 p.m. at its office on the city’s southwest side.

The weather service also said a report from Carmel indicated about 1.8 inches of snow had fallen by 5:35 p.m.

5:36 p.m. update

Storm Track 8’s Marcus Bailey says travel advisories have been issued in Clay, Greene and Hamilton counties in central Indiana.

5:29 p.m. update

The Howard County Emergency Management Agency shared information that the Kokomo Rescue Mission, 321 W. Mulberry St., will open as a warming center from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. The mission will provide warm drinks, snacks and games.

5:15 p.m. update

Hamilton County has issued a travel advisory as roads are becoming snow-covered and visibility is dropping.

5:13 p.m. update

News 8’s Jenny Dreasler got information on 56 crashes through 5 p.m. — up from 8 crashes by 2 p.m. — from Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

5:12 p.m. update

Here are views from News 8’s Dan Klein of the traffic near 54th Street and College Avenue during today’s first accumulation of snow for the season in Indianapolis.

(WISH Photo/Dan Klein)
(WISH Photo/Dan Klein)

5:05 p.m. update

Snow is beginning to accumulate in West Lafayette based on this photo from the Purdue basketball program.

5:01 p.m. update

National Weather Service at Indianapolis says snow was falling across all of central Indiana by 4:45 p.m. and will continue much of the evening. Visibility were becoming challenging as temperatures dropped below freezing and made roads slick.

4:35 p.m. update

Snow is sticking in Carmel.

4:23 p.m. update

The National Weather Service’s Indianapolis office is reporting 0.6 of an inch of snow in Indianapolis.

NWS Indianapolis is also sending tips to avoid frostbite.

Crews on the northwest side can be seen laying salt on the northwest side on I-65 near I-465.

4:06 p.m. update:

News 8’s Jenny Dreasler says she is seeing drivers slip and slide on the city’s northwest side.

3:52 p.m. update:

News 8’s Sierra Hignite is on I-65 near Whitestown. She says snow is starting to accumulate on the road. Crews are currently laying salt.

3:39 p.m. update:

Storm Track 8 meteorologist Marcus Bailey is taking your questions live on his Facebook page.

Storm Track 8 meteorologist Tara Hastings posted this video of snow in Castleton just after 2:30 p.m.

Storm Track 8 meteorologist Marcus Bailey has been providing weather updates on his Facebook page. Be sure to like his page to see future updates on Facebook Live.

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department tells Jenny Dreasler that there has been seven property damage crashes and one “no information” crash since 2 p.m.

Mayor Joe Hogsett says that DPW workers are treating streets ahead of the snowfall.