Storm track shifts and drops 5 inches of snow as county nears record

GREENFIELD — Unexpectedly hazardous weather conditions sent emergency responders scrambling Friday to keep up with minor accidents and slide-offs as Interstate 70 became more ice rink than road.

The severity of the storm – which pushed Hancock County and central Indiana closer to the all-time record – caught emergency responders and citizens by surprise. Hancock County was forecast to receive only about an inch of snow, but 5 inches fell from late morning until Friday evening.

Meteorologist Tara Dudzik said the storm was predicted to hit the southern portion of the state but shifted unexpectedly in the early afternoon,

“It just moved a little bit farther north than we expected,” she said.

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