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December 7, 2013

Big snow hits Daviess County

Road crews and emergency responders continue the effort to try and get out from under the first major snowstorm of the season.

The system moved in early Thursday evening with a combination of sleet, freezing rain and ice before switching over to hours of snow. “It’s wet and heavy, just like we were expecting,” said Paul Goss with the Daviess County Emergency Management Agency.

By late Friday afternoon the system had dropped around 8 or 9 inches of snow with a couple more inches expected before it would finally come to an end. “The wind hasn’t been much of a problem, but the temperatures will be,” said Goss. “We’re looking at some really cold temperatures coming in behind it and that will make it difficult to get rid of all of this.”

The snow prompted officials to declare a weather emergency in Knox, Daviess and Martin counties. Motorists were being asked to limit travel to essential trips. A travel watch remains in effect throughout southern Indiana.

Not only that the forecast for Sunday is calling for more bad weather. “We’re expecting some light snow, sleet and freezing rain, followed by more light snow on Sunday,” said Goss. “Then by Tuesday temperatures will be down into the single digits.”

The snow brought out road crews in the county, city and state. Even those crews were having a tough time. INDOT officials say they had 120 vehicles out moving snow in southwestern Indiana and 3 of those plow trucks had been involved in incidents where they had slid off of the road.

The Daviess County Highway Department hit the roads at daybreak Friday and worked until nightfall, trying to at least keep the main routes open.

“It’s been an uphill battle,” said County Highway Superintendent Phil Cornelius. “It just keeps coming so fast that it is hard for us to keep up.”

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