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Southern Indiana counties dealing with more snow, residents scramble to purchase supplies

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FLOYDS KNOBS, Ind. (WDRB) -- Southern Indiana counties got significantly more snowfall than Louisville. Officials say they were prepared, but the falling temperatures are another concern.

WDRB's Emily Mieure could actually feel the temperature dropping in Floyd County, Ind., Monday afternoon, and as people got off work, many went straight to the store for supplies.

Manager of Point Hardware in Floyd County, Bob Ivey, says an early snowfall means big business.

"We didn't expect it to be this busy," Ivey said.

We caught Ivey as he was putting together his extra shipment of shovels.

"We've sold a pallet -- or two pallets -- of salt, and I don't know how many shovels," he said. "It's unreal on shovels. I thought everybody had a shovel in Floyd County, but I guess they don't, so we're trying to dig them out now and reorder."

Expecting to sell out by day's end, Ivey says luckily, his truck with more inventory comes on Wednesday. He says now it's the low temperatures that will cause his customers to visit.

"After this cold weather, we'll have the plumbing problem," he said. "They'll be in here after the plumbing and the pipes freezing and everything else tomorrow."

Parts of southern Indiana saw up to five inches of snow. Crews in both Floyd and Clark Counties were on the roads early laying salt and treating slick spots.

Jack Coffman, president of the Clark County Commissioners, wonders if this early snowfall is a sign of what's to come.

"It's a concern because we are starting early," he said. "Of course last year, we had a couple early events too, but this is an early snow, more than we had planned on."

And the dropping temperatures has them monitoring the roads very closely.

"If this moisture doesn't dissipate from the roads, then we are going to have to watch for icy conditions."

It's a good idea to give yourself extra time Tuesday morning, as officials expect the roads to be slick.

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