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Heavy snowfall hits southern Indiana in latest round of winter weather

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FLOYDS KNOBS, Ind. (WDRB) -- Heavy snowfall hit southern Indiana Friday evening, prompting Floyd County officials to issue a travel advisory.

It started slowly in the afternoon, but with the snow coming down, drivers were asked to take it slow. Drivers on I-65 reported limited visibility and slow speeds.

Floyd County Emergency Management issued a travel watch in the early evening, asking drivers to limit travel to necessary trips. Such trips would include to and from work or emergency situations.

Though emergency management officials say they were ready for this latest round of snow.

They were running out of salt supplies earlier in the week and only had about two-thirds of the supply left, but now Road crews have something else that will help.

"The last snow we had probably used about 1/3 of it, so he's got about 1/3 of it left, but he's got cinders he uses now also, so that will help extend the life of the salt," said Terry Herthel, director of emergency management for Floyd County.

"If it gets cold enough temperatures, the salt's not going to melt the ice, so they just put the cinders down by themselves."

With the remaining salt and the cinders that crews are now using, officials believe that they will be okay unless we continue to get more snow in the coming weeks.

Crews are trying to save money as they treat the roads, and officials say the treatment supply should be fine unless it were to start snowing again in the next few weeks.

The snow is covering side roads, so take it slow if you're out driving there tonight.

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