Sheriff asks motorists to slow down, allow extra travel time


Snow was still falling in some parts of Central Indiana Friday, leading to rough roads for many motorists.

"Slick, you got to go slow," one driver told us.

45 miles an hour seemed to be the speed at one crossroads in Johnson County, but that may be too fast for conditions in most of the area.

Road temperatures hovering around 27 degrees may not be a good sign for drivers hoping for improvement in travel conditions.

We were told that parts of Smith Valley Road were covered with ice during the Friday afternoon commute.

"A guy was on Smith Valley. He was coming toward us he couldn't get up the hill," driver Christine Clark told us. "So he was sliding, we about hit him."

"I would recommend driving slow," said another driver.

Highway crews will be hitting the roads all weekend. They'll also be battling temperatures that are predicted to drop as low as the single digits overnight.

Cold air and wind pushing snow across the roadways could make it hard for crews to keep the roads thawed. That could mean more hazardous driving conditions this Christmas shopping weekend.

Police, including the Johnson County Sheriff, are asking people to go slowly and give themselves plenty of time to get where they're going. 

A Winter Storm Warning was canceled by the National Weather Service at about 9:00 Friday evening.