Locally, the Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department (HCSD) reported minimal accidents on the roadways.
“I think it’s safe to say that we had numerous slide-offs,” Lt. Jim Yetter of the HCSD said, “but we didn’t have anything serious in terms of crashes. Most were minor. I know by mid-afternoon the roads were clear and it was business as usual. In the morning (on Monday) was the time when we had several slide-offs. It wasn’t anything more than normal traffic issues on a snow event.”
Temperatures dropped to below freezing overnight Monday and into Tuesday morning, but warmed up throughout the day.
The irony of the century-old record breaking snowfall for March 24 is that this week is Severe Weather Preparedness Week, and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in cooperation with the National Weather Service (NWS), will be participating in a statewide tornado drill for the 35th consecutive year today.
The first test will occur at 10:15 am. with the second at 7:35 p.m. The NWS will send a tone alerted warning message over weather radios and DHS will set off the outdoor warning sirens. The two separate times are to benefit school participation and the majority of the workforce who are at their place of employment while the second test will allow families an opportunity to practice personal safety measures in their homes.