Authorities from Johnson, Morgan and Monroe counties report that as the weather warmed and the snow stopped falling, driving conditions improved and slide offs and accidents were fewer in the wake of the unseasonable springtime snow storm that belted Central Indiana.
Several school districts declared snow days, giving parents and children one more day to drag out sleds and snowman building skills.
“It was too snowy so they closed the schools,” said Center Grove fifth-grader Tessa Dunlop, before she slid down the hill of a Greenwood golf course with her mother.
“If it’s going to snow I would rather it dump on us like this,” said Maria Dunlop. “It’s been nice sitting by the fire and relaxing.”
On Amber Way, Lisa Joubert celebrated the day after her birthday by cleaning several inches of snow off her driveway with a snow blower.
“We’ve had this snow blower for 15 years and yesterday we just picked it up from the shop,” said the speech pathologist for Center Grove schools, who also got the day off. “It’s kind of windy, though. I feel like its blowing back in my face but it sure beats shoveling.”
Domino’s Assistant Manager Samantha Corn expects a busy dinner hour, delivering pizzas after a hectic night Sunday when she was called out during the height of the storm.
“I had to take an order on Fry Road right around the curve and I ended up sliding off to the side,” she said. “All of our drivers pretty much at some point ended up sliding off somewhere.
“We had to be cautious. To us safety’s first, so, 30 minutes (delivery guarantee) doesn’t play into it. We pretty much let our customers know ahead of time.”
Greenwood city offices were closed for the day, but officials expect them to reopen Tuesday morning.