Weather woes few in county

Despite a morning of snow squalls and gusty winds, few weather-related road issues or other problems were reported Tuesday in Jackson County.

Three of the county’s four public school corporations opted to cancel classes for the second day in a row. Seymour Community Schools operated on a two-hour delay and had an issue with one bus sliding off the road.

“He pulled over to let someone pass, and it just slid off the road,” said Tim Fosbrink, director of transportation. No students were on the bus at the time.

“We called a wrecker to pull him out because I didn’t want to damage anything,” Fosbrink said.

A second Seymour school bus driver made it to the top of a hill but decided to turn around and needed some help getting the bus turned around, he said.

“She did not slide off the road,” Fosbrink said. “We had a few kids get to school late, but everyone made it safely.”

Jackson County Emergency Medical Services experienced few calls because of the weather.

“Nothing more than a normal day,” said Dennis Brasher, executive director of Jackson County EMS.

Seymour police experienced few incidents, although there were a couple of property-damage wrecks related to the weather investigated by officers with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.

One of those involved a motorist who told dispatch her vehicle had slid off the road and hit a telephone pole in the 4400 block of East County Road 800N in the Seymour area. That wreck was reported at 5:40 a.m. Tuesday, just two minutes after a second wreck was reported in the 1000 block of East County Road 800N.

Elsewhere around the state, crashes blocked sections of several highways as snow squalls and winds up to 40 mph moved across the state.

Among the highway troubles reported by police Tuesday were crashes involving up to 30 vehicles on Interstate 70 near Richmond, Interstate 74 near the Indiana-Ohio state line and Interstate 65 near Franklin. It wasn’t immediately clear whether any involved serious injuries.

The National Weather Service placed most of the state under a winter weather advisory, saying the snow and wind could cause sudden white-out conditions and wind chills falling to around 0. The weather service reported 1 to 3 inches of snowfall Tuesday in central Indiana.

Make up days

Seymour Community Schools has four makeup days built into its schedule. The first is Feb. 15. Other makeup days are March 25 and 28 and May 13.

Medora will make up one of its missed days Jan. 18 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day) and the second Feb. 15. The district’s calendar also includes April 22 as a makeup day.

Brownstown Central will make up Monday on Feb. 15 and Tuesday on April 1. The corporation will still have April 8, 11 and 22 available to make up days if needed.

Crothersville’s make up day schedule was not available Tuesday

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Aubrey Woods is editor of The (Seymour) Tribune. He can be reached at or 812-523-7051.