The Indiana Department of Transportation - Seymour District is making preparations for snowfall that's expected to hit the Tri-State on Sunday.
INDOT reports that crews will start monitoring weather conditions early Sunday morning in order to combat the 6 to 9 inches of snow that is expected to fall in southeast Indiana .
9 On Your Side Chief Meteorologist Steve Raleigh says parts of the Tri-State may see a dusting on the ground by early Sunday morning.
Salt trucks will be ready and waiting to treat roadways when needed, the transportation department said in a press release. Crews will be prepared to provide assistance in the most affected areas in the Seymour District.
A Winter Storm Warning is in effect Sunday morning through Monday afternoon for Butler, Franklin, Union, Wayne and Fayette counties. Ripley, Dearborn, Hamilton, Warren and Clinton counties are under a Winter Storm Watch.
The National Weather Service says the region can see anywhere from 5 to 10 inches of snow in certain areas. The snow is expected to overspread the region Sunday morning through Monday afternoon, according to the NWS.
As much as 5 to 9 inches of snow is possible in areas under the warning by Monday afternoon. Areas under the watch could receive 3 to 6 inches. Other areas in the Tri-State can expect 1 to 3 inches of snow.
The Seymour District maintains 4,900 lane miles of state highways and interstates. The district has 175 snow plows available for clearing roadways safely and quickly.
Motorists can plan ahead by visiting www.trafficwise.in.gov or by dialing toll-free 1-800-261-ROAD (7623) for updated Indiana travel information, including road conditions, road closures, construction information and other traffic alerts.
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