High wind and blowing snow expected Friday

3:00 p.m. update: Wind and winter weather advisories have expired

12 p.m. update: A wind advisory is in effect until 3 p.m.  Strong winds are expected across Central Indiana, with westerly winds gusting from 40 to 45 mph at times. The winds can cause travel difficulty, and damage to tree limbs and power lines are possible.  Use extra caution when driving.

10 a.m.: Plow truck drivers with the City of Indianapolis DPW and INDOT are working throughout the night to keep roadways passable, however high winds and blowing snow are making it difficult.

Just after midnight Indy Snow Force reported plows and salt trucks would begin treating all snow routes, and keep treating those routes throughout the night.

INDOT reported 46 drivers would be hitting Indianapolis-area state highways after 8 p.m. Drivers will remain on the roads in 12-hour shifts until highways are clear.

School Delays

Due to the snow, many schools have decided to delay or cancel Friday classes. Be the first to know when your school calls a delay. Click here to sign up for Fox59 School Closing text alerts. For a complete list of closings and delays, click here.

Winter Weather Advisory

A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 10 a.m. Friday. Areas around Indianapolis can expect snow accumulations between 1 and 3 inches. The storm will be aggravated by high sustained winds around 40 mph, with gusts in excess of 55 mph. The high winds will drive wind chills down into the single digits, and reduce visibilities to less than a mile at times.

Drivers are encouraged to slow down and leave room between you and the car ahead of you. Those in high-profile vehicles such as vans, trucks and semis should take extra care to avoid being pushed or flipped by high winds.

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