Rapid snowfall, gusty winds forecast for Thursday evening into Friday

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CENTRAL INDIANA — Isolated snowstorms combined with persistent and gusty winds are set to hit much of Indiana this evening and on Friday. The Indiana Department of Transportation and National Weather Service advise that these sudden, intense snow squalls could quickly reduce visibility and create hazardous travel conditions.

Snow squalls greatly increase the chances for multi-vehicle, chain-reaction crashes on high-speed highways like interstates.

INDOT is monitoring multiple forecasts and readying its yellow plow trucks. Crews are pre-treating roads with salt brine and will work around the clock as needed to keep roads plowed and treated as snow arrives.

Though the largest snowfall amounts are forecast for northern Indiana, the alert for snow squalls from the National Weather Service in Indianapolis applies to the Daily Reporter’s readership area as well.

The Daily Reporter will update this weather story as more information becomes available.

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Rorye Hatcher is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at ​317-477-3211 or rhatcher@greenfieldreporter.com.