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Side streets, parking lots, residential areas glazed in black ice

PLAINFIELD, Ind. (WISH) — Some side streets, parking lots and residential areas in Plainfield were coated Sunday morning in nearly half an inch of ice following overnight snowfall across central Indiana.

A travel advisory — and below-freezing temperatures — remained in place Sunday in Hendricks County. 

“Routine travel or activities may be restricted in areas because of a hazardous situation,” according to the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS). “Individuals should use caution or avoid those areas.”

News 8 crews observed normal driving conditions on most highways and county roads in Plainfield; side streets and residential areas, however, were slick with snow, ice and slush. 

A parking lot near Stafford Road and State Road 267 was glazed in black ice. A passersby said the lot — located steps from the highway and other shopping centers — looked more like an ice rink than a busy commercial area. 

Sheets of ice and frozen snow coated the ground at a gas station on Ameriplex Parkway, near I-70. Several drivers momentarily lost their balance when they exited their vehicles to pump gas.

Travel advisories also remained in effect Sunday morning in Boone, Montgomery, Tippecanoe, Carroll, Cass, Miami, Grant, Delaware, Henry and Fayette counties. 

Travel status information is provided by county emergency management officials. A full list of advisories, watches and warnings can be found on the IDHS website