By Rod Rose
Assistant Managing Editor
Drivers virtually vanished from Boone County roads Wednesday, apparently obeying the pleading of police officials and weather forecasters, as the first blizzard since 1978 hammered central Indiana.
About 3:30 p.m., the National Weather Service declared the blizzard had reached its end, replacing the blizzard warning with a weather advisory for blowing and drifting snow through 7 p.m. Wednesday.
No crashes involving serious injuries had been reported as of 4 p.m. (See related story this page.)
It was surprisingly quiet, Boone County Emergency Management Agency Director Mike Martin said at mid-afternoon Wednesday.
“The interstate has holiday traffic, but for the most part residents are staying in,” he said.
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