Incidents low for county during winter weather

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department responded to a dozen property-damage incidents following the weekend’s winter weather storm.

No injuries were reported in any of the incidents, Lt. Adam Nicholson said Monday.

The Seymour Police Department had few reports of weather-related incidents, too.

Some parts of Jackson County saw about 3 inches of snow blanket the area early Saturday morning, and more fell quickly early Sunday.

A winter storm warning issued by the National Weather Service in Indianapolis was in effect for the county throughout much of the weekend. The agency predicted between 4 and 7 inches ahead of the storm.

Local officials were briefed by the agency during a conference call Friday afternoon at the Seymour Police Department.

The Jackson County Highway Department used its trucks early Saturday and Sunday to clear the county’s 738 road miles. The Seymour Department of Public Works also worked early both Saturday and Sunday to clear city streets.

Tribune Sports Editor Jordan Morey ventured out Saturday to snap a few photos and shared them on The Tribune’s Facebook page and requested that our followers share their photos.

Dozens of Facebook users shared photos of families playing in the snow, snowmen built and animals out in the county’s first significant snowfall of the season.

The National Weather Service in Indianapolis also has its eye on another winter storm that has the potential to impact Indiana on Friday night through early Sunday, according to its website.

The storm could produce some snowfall, and temperatures are expected to drop, the agency said.

The Tribune will share updates on that storm as they become available.