Lebanon Reporter

Local News

February 6, 2014

Latest flurry of winter shuts down city offices

Boone County generally escaped significant accumulation from the latest in a dreary series of snow storms that have made the start of 2014 one of the snowiest in history.

All Boone County school corporations closed because drifting snow made rural roads treacherous.

The only personal injury investigated by any area agency was at 3:13 p.m. Tuesday, about 20 minutes after snow began falling, on southbound Interstate 65 at the 133 mile marker. Whitestown police and fire units responded to that crash.

In all, Boone County emergency agencies responded to 12 property damage accidents and 37 slide-off accidents.

Lebanon city offices closed because of the weather.

Boone County offices, and Whitestown town offices, remained open.

The Boone County Commissioners placed the county under an orange, or “watch,” travel advisory, one step below the level at which travel would have been restricted. During a watch, only essential travel, such as to and from work or for emergency purposes, is recommended.

Snowfall amounts varied widely.

Lebanon received 5 inches of snow, according to the National Weather Service, while an observer five miles northwest of Zionsville measured 8.9 inches of new snow, and another Zionsville-area observer reported 6.9 inches of snow.

Between one to two inches of new snow are possible over the weekend, with lows in the single digits to teens, and highs in the 20s, the NWS said Wednesday afternoon.

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