Below-zero wind chills keeping central Indiana on ice


A woman walks down the street bundled up against the cold. (Photo: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Wintry conditions remained Sunday in central Indiana, even though winter storm warnings had expired in the morning.

Numerous counties had travel watches or warnings in effect as state troopers said roadways were still slick in many areas; city, county and state road crews also continued working to try and get snow and ice cleared from the roads.

It was a frigid start to the new week in the wake of Saturday’s winter storm, with very cold temperatures arriving in the region. Wind chill values early Sunday fell well below zero at times.

The National Weather Service warned that dangerously cold wind chills could even drop near -20° come early Monday morning.

Wind Chill Advisories were issued for much of Indiana. Those advisories begin at 6 p.m. Sunday and run through Noon on Monday.

Health experts urged people to bundle up if they planned on being outdoors Sunday and Monday, noting that the cold wind chills could cause
frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes.

Meantime, a number of communities announced plans to open warming shelters; the city of Muncie said it would utilize City Hall and fire stations.

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