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Winter storm blog: Snow moves out, let the melting begin

Check in here for the latest updates on this major winter storm.

INDIANAPOLIS — Central Indiana is expecting a major winter storm that could drop more than a half a foot of snow in spots. At times, the snowfall will be heavy with 1"-2" per hour.

As weather moves into your area, we'd love to see your photos. Submit them through the WTHR news app. Click here to learn how to download on Apple and Android devices.

Check out the latest Live Doppler 13 Forecast here. See the weather conditions in your neighborhood with our Interactive Radar or watch a live stream of Live Doppler 13 Radar.

Check the state's travel status map and INDOT Trafficwise for the most up-to-date road conditions. In Indianapolis, check the Snow Force Viewer to see the status of city roads.

You can also find the latest closings and delays here.

This page will be updated regularly with the latest news and updates on the storm.

Wednesday, Jan. 25

3:20 p.m. - Lots of people have shared photos of what the winter storm looked like in their part of central Indiana. See some of those photos below. Share photos with us on our WTHR news app

2:25 p.m. - ISP troopers responded to dozens of issues on the roads as a result of the snow.

1:20 p.m. - The left lane of the exit ramp to I-70 eastbound at the North Split is open. All lanes were closed due to a crash with injury. 

1:06 p.m. - The National Weather Service is reporting there was thundersnow in Johnson and Brown counties this morning. 

1:01 p.m. - The exit ramp to I-70 eastbound at the North Split is closed due to a crash with injury. Drivers should seek another route.

12:30 p.m. - Most of central Indiana is under a travel advisory with some counties under a watch.

12:25 p.m. - A good reminder that as the snow tapers off, please still take it slow on the roads until they are clear.

11:35 a.m. - Glad to see Dustin Grove and others out enjoying this winter wonderland.

11:27 a.m. - Pretty!

11:07 a.m. - For how wet and heavy the snow is...a snowblower sure helps.

10:30 a.m. - The roads are very slushy in spots.

10:25 a.m. - IMPD and Indiana State Police have seen an increase in crashes as the snowfall picks up.

9:30 a.m. - Here's the latest weather update from Chuck and Lindsey, including a look at traffic conditions and the most updated forecast.

9:11 a.m. - Nothing sweet about it.

8:35 a.m. - Since 4 a.m., Indiana State Police troopers with the Indianapolis district have responded to a dozen crashes, one with injuries, in addition to five slide-offs.

8:19 a.m. - Meteorologist Lindsey Monroe has an update on the storm timeline and projected snow totals in her latest weather blog.

7:21 a.m. - Roughly an inch of snow has fallen thus far at the Indianapolis International Airport, with much more on the way.

7:06 a.m. - The heaviest snow is expected to fall between 8 a.m. and noon Wednesday, Chuck says.

6:51 a.m. - Sean Ash has an update on road conditions on the north side of Indianapolis.

6:33 a.m. - There are now more than 400 schools and businesses closed or operating on a delay Wednesday. View the full list at this link.

6:10 a.m. - Samantha Johnson has an update from Bartholomew County.

5:23 a.m. - More than 300 schools and businesses have announced closings or delays for Wednesday. You can find the full list at this link.

5:18 a.m. - Travel conditions along I-69 in Johnson County are pretty good as of 5 a.m.

4:55 a.m. - Hamilton County is under a travel watch. Several other central Indiana counties are under a travel advisory. The full map can be found here.

4:35 a.m. - Plows are working to keep up with the heavy snowfall in Columbus.

4:25 a.m. - Road conditions are quickly deteriorating in Bartholomew County.

4:10 a.m. - Matthew Fultz has an update on road conditions on Indy's east side.

4:05 a.m. - Trucks are out in full force on the north side.

4:05 a.m. - Most of the heaviest snow is expected to fall between 7 and 11 a.m. in central Indiana.

4 a.m. - There aren't many changes to the estimated snowfall map this morning.

1:47 a.m. -  Rain is transitioning to snow across parts of Indiana.

12:19 a.m. - Meteorologist Sean Ash has an update on "thump one" of Wednesday's storm.

12:10 a.m. - An INDOT tweet shows snow falling now in West Central Indiana.

12:00 a.m. - Angela Buchman made a slight adjustment to the snow potential map for the upcoming storm. Most of the Indianapolis area can now expect 5-7" of snow from the storm. 

Credit: WTHR

Tuesday, Jan. 24

11:35 p.m. - Anticipating a busy morning on Indianapolis streets, IMPD says response to traffic crashes may be delayed Wednesday.

Well folks, it’s going to be here before we know it ❄️ So stay 🏡 Stay off the roads if you can 🚗 & remember these few things ⬇️ We’ll be here if you need us.

Posted by IMPD News on Tuesday, January 24, 2023

11:34 p.m. - INDOT's East Central trucks are on the road.

11 p.m. - Rachael Krause has a look at the preparations underway by state and local snow removal crews.

10 p.m. - Angela Buchman has the latest on the winter storm moving toward central Indiana overnight. 

8 p.m. - Dozens of school districts across central Indiana have already canceled classes or moved to e-learning for Wednesday due to the snow. Businesses and churches are also among the closures. 

RELATED: See updated school delays and closings

4:48 p.m. - The Indianapolis Department of Public Works launched its snow removal plan.

City crews will clear about 4,000 lane miles of thoroughfares and secondary streets across Marion County. Also treated will be ADA-accessible ramps within the Downtown Mile Square. 

Some of the city's greenways, trails, and walking paths might also get cleared. 

You can see real-time snow removal crew updates on the Indy Snow Force Viewer.

4:10 p.m. - A reminder that in Indianapolis, people are responsible for clearing the area around their mailboxes. People also need to clear the sidewalks in front of their homes, business or property. 

3:39 p.m. - Meals on Wheels will not deliver on Wednesday in an effort to keep volunteers safe. Deliveries will resume Jan. 26. 

In December, Meals on Wheels delivered 400 emergency meal kits to people. Those had non-perishable food to cover people in the event of severe weather.

2:04 p.m. - Sean says we could see 1"-2" per hour snow rates at times.

1:37 p.m. - INDOT is gearing up for the winter storm.

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