Season's first snow 'a major event'


Getting ready: Ryan Kinder (left) and Brad Evans of the Greenfield Street Department work on one of the city trucks Thursday in anticipation of the season's first snowfall.

GREENFIELD — For Hancock County residents dreaming of a white Christmas, wishes might be coming true. Forecasters are expecting between 1 and 3 inches of snow to fall today and are predicting more snowfall next week.

Meteorologists at the National Weather Service’s Indianapolis office said the snowfall will end by midday today.

Crystal Pettet, NWS meteorologist, said the snow won’t necessarily cinch a white Christmas for central Indiana.

Temperatures are expected to stay in the low 30s through Saturday, so Pettet said the snow could hang around until Sunday. After that, however, central Indiana may have to depend on fresh snowfall if it’s to enjoy a white Christmas.

The promise of the season’s first snowfall had city, county and state officials gearing up.

Jim Hahn, superintendent of the city’s street department, rallied his troops Thursday. The crews were readying trucks in anticipation for a 4 a.m. call to hit the streets this morning.

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