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Several Central Indiana cities dig out of more than 30 inches of snow

The communities of Bloomington, Martinsville and Greenwood were the hardest hit areas of the blizzard of 2012, with more than 30 inches of snow accumulation in those three cities combined.

Whether it was scraping the sidewalk, or clearing the highway, Hoosiers spent a large part of Wednesday digging out of the big storm. One local family pulled a double shift shoveling snow.

‪”It was probably five or six inches when we first shoveled it off,” said Stephen Slattery. “Then, we get back from Wal-Mart and it had snowed another five or six inches on top of it.”

Charlie Slattery, 3, said he loves the snow. However, his father does not share the same enthusiasm for the 12 and a half inches of powder that fell on his driveway.

‪”Aghh, it just drives you insane,”‬ said Slattery.

It was an equally frustrating day for Joe Kersey, whose drive from Indianapolis to Bloomington took an unexpected turn.

‪”It changed quick,” said Joe Kersey. “I left Indianapolis at 5:30 this morning and there was not a flake of snow at that point. Less than an hour later it was blizzard conditions.”‬

‪Kersey was not alone. Dozens of other cars were in a similar situation. They started going up the hill on State Highway 37, they had no traction so they had no other choice, they had to pull over to the shoulder, put their hazard lights on and wait for help.

As some were using four-wheelers to free their cars, some people used another mode of transportation; sledding down a large hill in Martinsville.

‪”It is pretty fast you have just got to avoid everyone else, and the trees,” said Ashley Krulik. “It is a lot of fun.”‬

Krulik’s trip took only seconds but Kersey’s commute is far from over.


15 Comments to “Several Central Indiana cities dig out of more than 30 inches of snow”

    always said:
    December 26, 2012 at 9:19 PM

    I hate journalism like this. Give the idea in the title of the story that someone in Indiana actually got 30" of snow. Not really, but if you combine 2 or 3 you do! Why not say 50" and include 4 or 5? Losers.

    Dkj said:
    December 26, 2012 at 9:32 PM

    Joe Page needs to buy a new ruler. 12 Inches is a long way from 30.

    Sucked in said:
    December 26, 2012 at 9:34 PM

    I thought Fox59 was above this type of journalism, but apparently not. Author should be looking for a job in a different career field.

    Steve said:
    December 26, 2012 at 10:03 PM

    Why not add up the snowfall in EVERY Indiana town that received snow? Why stop at just 3? I'm guessing you want the sensationalization without appearing to be an idiot. It didn't work.

      Future Journalist said:
      December 27, 2012 at 11:49 AM

      Yes! "Indiana towns struggle to survive after 1000+ feet of snow!"

    greatful said:
    December 26, 2012 at 10:04 PM

    I can't speak for the rest of the state, but what I saw was a snow storm, not a blizzard. They hyped this storm, And they should have. Indiana has not seen a large amount of snow in a while. What I have seen and heard, was not as bad as a blizzard woulf have been.

    Mike Rotch said:
    December 26, 2012 at 10:45 PM

    Maybe next summer these cities will struggle with 300 degree heat!

    checkingU1949 said:
    December 26, 2012 at 11:15 PM

    This smells like BS. The author should be fired.

    Combjockey said:
    December 26, 2012 at 11:39 PM

    What do you expect from Fox?

    Wyoming4now said:
    December 27, 2012 at 12:53 AM

    With fantastic reporting like this, Joe LePage is sure to make it to the curvy couch in quick time.

    Shannon said:
    December 27, 2012 at 10:15 AM

    I cannot believe that schools of journalism are producing, and newsrooms are hiring, "journalists" who write and publish this nonsense.

    liltbit said:
    December 27, 2012 at 10:05 PM

    loh come on people why get upset this time all our news is like this what use to be in the gossip mag is now the normal was to spread the news that is why they stand out in the middle of hurricans and tornado but then we buy the junk and it is not just fox its all of them

    Joe said:
    December 27, 2012 at 10:18 PM

    The snow is over 40 feet deeon my street. There are 50 homes and each home got 10 inches.

    JustMe said:
    December 27, 2012 at 10:20 PM

    Give him an inch and he thinks he's a ruler.