Powerful storm plows through Hamilton County

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HAMILTON COUNTY, Ind. (February 24, 2016)- A powerful storm moved quickly through Hamilton County.

“It was rain, rain, rain and the next thing I know it was snow all of a sudden,” explains Timothy Tam, a Hamilton County driver.

The rain and sleet mix changed over to snow from the time shoppers went in and came out of the grocery store.

“It was barely, just little crystals coming now and now it’s horrible,” explains Cathy Murray, a Hamilton County driver.

Duke Energy told us their equipment has been checked, trucks are fueled up, and line workers are ready to go if needed.

This heavy, wet snow can be the type of snow that creates power problems.

“Generally speaking, snow is not a big problem for us but if the snow is heavy and wet enough and the air temperatures are just right then that snow can accumulate on the tree limbs and on trees. When you have the wet ground like we have and if you get any wind it’s easy for the trees and the tree limbs to actually blow into the power lines, so that’s the concern that we have,” explains Lew Middleton with Duke Energy.

As of 5 p.m. a travel watch has been issued for Hamilton County and remains in effect until further notice.

More snow is expected overnight and throughout the early morning hours.

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