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December 7, 2013

Big snow hits Daviess County

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County crews are hoping that once the snow stops they can get caught up. “We’re going to be working on Saturday,” said Cornelius. “The good thing is there has not been a lot of wind, so we have not had a lot of issues with drifting. We want to get in front of this before that next storm hits on Sunday.”

So far the county crews have not had any big issues with abandoned vehicles along the roadways. “People have been pretty patient so far, and we are asking them to remain patient,” said Cornelius.

As expected the first snow of the season has resulted in a lot of minor accidents. Indiana State Police in Jasper report most of the crashes they have seen have been slide-offs caused by the slick roads.

Around Indiana that has not been the total story. Officials say accidents near both Terre Haute and Richmond claimed lives.

Weather was a factor in both accidents.

In and around Daviess County and Washington, roadways remained snow covered and slippery and tow trucks were doing a booming business. “We’ve had several accidents involving semis out on the 50 bypass and on I-69 because of the slick and icy conditions,” said Goss.

“The accidents haven’t resulted in any big problems,” added Daviess County Sheriff Jerry Harbstreit.

“We have had some slide-offs here and there. The public has done a pretty good job of dealing with this snow.”

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