Storm drops 3 inches of snow


A fast-moving winter storm left as much as 3 inches of snow on the ground Wednesday in the Seymour area and led to another round of canceled classes for local schoolchildren.

The snow also created some issues for motorists but nothing too bad, police report.

The most serious likely involved a vehicle that rolled over on Interstate 65 between Crothersville and Uniontown, according to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.

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Reserve Officer James Murphy investigated that wreck, which involved a 2002 Ford F150 driven by Glenn Anthony Sargent, 60, of Indianapolis. It was reported at 3:04 a.m. Wednesday about two miles north of Crothersville.

Sargent was out of the truck and in an ambulance by the time Murphy arrived, Lt. Andy Wayman said.

“He had some cuts on the head,” Wayman said of Sargent.

The roads already were snow covered and hazardous by that time, Wayman said.

Wayman said there were very few other weather-related incidents reported to the sheriff’s department.

Seymour police were called to two property-damage wrecks Wednesday morning that were possibly weather-related.

The first was reported at 5:40 a.m. and involved a slideoff in the 2000 block of East Tipton Street. The second was reported at 9:05 a.m. in the 900 block of North O’Brien Street and involved a black Dodge Avenger.

State troopers investigated several slideoffs along Interstate 65 in Jackson County, including one at the Jonesville exit.

Classes were expected to resume today at Brownstown Central, Crothersville, Medora, Seymour and Trinity Lutheran. With Wednesday’s cancellations, students at Brownstown, Medora and Crothersville have now missed three days, while Seymour and Trinity have missed just two.

Snowfall across much of the state early Wednesday slowed travel and caused dozens of school district closings or delays.

Snow totals reported by the National Weather Service Wednesday morning ranged from around 4 inches in the Evansville area to about 2 inches around Indianapolis. A winter weather advisory for most of Indiana’s southern half was in place until noon Wednesday.

Numerous crashes and slideoffs occurred on highways in the area, but no serious injuries were reported.

Most school districts in southern Indiana called off classes because of road conditions.

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