As snow and ice continue to fall for a second afternoon, Hoosiers are bracing for dangerous roads and possible days-long power outages. The IPR area is under an ice storm warning. The National Weather Service says roads may become impassable… and high winds could knock down ice-covered trees and power lines.
Lieutenant Governor Becky Skillman says the Indiana National Guard has pre-positioned troops in some areas to be ready to rescue stranded motorists, clear downed trees, or otherwise respond to the storm. Skillman is also ready to call road crews north from southern Indiana – who may just get rain today –to help clear highways.
Indiana Michigan Power and Anderson Municipal Light and Power are rounding up extra crews and dispatchers to deal with power outages. Delaware and Madison county officials have been preparing emergency shelters if power does fail. Officials from both counties say they will only publicize the locations of those shelters once they are active. As of news time, Indiana Michigan Power reports no customers in the area are without power.