(UNDATED) – Lawrence County saw its first significant snow Thursday. It fell in a quick burst, blanketing roadways, causing slick and icy conditions.
Several crashes were reported throughout the area keeping local police, first responders and ambulance crews busy.
Highway crews worked hard in an attempt to keep roadways clear and keep up with the falling snow and icy conditions as temperatures dropped.
Up to 4 inches of snow was reported from the Avoca area. Other areas accumulated between 2 to 3 inches.
Most area schools are closed or switched to eLearning today.
Police say some area roads remain snow-covered and slick, motorists are asked to use caution when driving or advised to stay off the roads altogether.
According to the National Weather Service, the sun is expected to shine today, but temperatures will struggle to get above freezing.
But wait – the nasty weather is not over – officials are closely monitoring a system that will bring more possible snow to the Hoosier State this weekend. Rain, snow, and an icy mix will all be possible. This weather system has a potential for measurable snow totals – temperatures will play a large role in the precipitation type.