Up to foot of snowfall reported in SW Indiana

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Parts of southwestern Indiana have been hit by up to a foot of wind-whipped snow, with about a dozen southern or central Indiana counties telling residents to only travel in emergencies.

Some of the heaviest snowfall totals reported Wednesday morning by the National Weather Service have been in a band of 10 to 12 inches in Knox and Greene counties in southwestern Indiana.

Greene County emergency management director Roger Axe says the storm has been a "nightmare" and that all county roads have been closed to the general public.

The weather service recorded as much as 3 inches of snow in a single hour Wednesday morning at Indianapolis International Airport. That gave the city at least 7 inches of snowfall from the storm.

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