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March comes in like a lion with several inches of snow

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Snow came to an end early Sunday evening, but most of Central Indiana was snow covered with several areas seeing six inches or more of snow.

A winter storm warning went into effect Saturday at 7 p.m. and was expected to expire for all Indiana counties at 7 p.m. Sunday.

Storm Team 8 reported around 5 inches of snow fall around 7 a.m. Sunday. By 5:30 p.m. snow totals for the metro area were 7.8 inches.

The snow caused several crashes and weather related traffic issues.

Marion County issued a travel warning around 9:30 a.m. It has since been lifted and remained a travel advisory Sunday evening. Click here for a county by county break down.

According to ISP, 119 crashes and 113 slide-offs were reported through the night and early morning Sunday.

By 3 p.m. Sunday Indiana State Police responded to 224 property damage and 45 person injury crashes. ISP also responded to 237 vehicles that slid off the road and assisted 137 drivers with traffic and weather related problems.

A fatal accident was reported in Columbus, Indiana around 11:40 a.m. Sunday by police in that area.

Indy Snow Force and INDOT crews will continue to clear major roadways and secondary streets in to Monday morning. Roads have improved, but drivers should still use caution while driving.

Around 9:30 a.m. DPW activated teams of private contractors to plow snow on residential streets. Contractors have until 11 a.m. Monday to plow those streets, if your street has not been plowed by that time, call the Mayor’s Action Center at 317-327-4622.

Residents can track Indy Snow Force plows to check there progress by clicking here.

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Snow has tapered off with only some light snow to the south of Indy through the evening. Monday expect sunny and dry conditions with temperatures near 30. Storm Team 8 said to expect freezing rain to arrive Monday evening making travel on Tuesday morning icy.

Several closing were still coming into the newsroom on Sunday. Click here for a full list.