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Indiana State Police photo / Sgt. Stephen Wheeles with the state police is working this crash in the northbound lanes of Interstate 65 near the 55-mile-marker.

1:30 p.m. update: Sgt. Stephen Wheeles with the state police are starting to see a few motorist traffic issues.

“Our worst problems right now are in the Bartholomew County still,” he said.

He said there are a lot of state troopers between Columbus and Shelby County line assisting motorists. There are a few isolated crashes in other areas.

Lt. Andy Wayman with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department said county officers had only investigated a couple of wrecks through 1:30 p.m. Friday.

“That’s a pretty normal day,” he said.

1:20 p.m. update: Seymour Mayor Craig Luedeman has announced that city departments will close early today due to inclement weather.

The department of public works and water pollution control will be closing at 1:30 today.

Seymour Transit will not be taking any additional riders. Only those that have already scheduled rides today.

12:45 p.m. update: The snow has stopped falling for the moment in Seymour

12:14 p.m. update: Snow moves into the Seymour area

12:03 p.m. update: Seymour Community Schools has cancelled all activities for the weekend on the high school campus.

11:04 a.m. update: Sgt. Stephen Wheeles is reporting that — luckily — there were no serious injuries in the crash in the northbound lanes of Interstate 65 near the 55-mile-marker. The northbound lanes were briefly blocked but have reopened.

10:06 a.m. update: Sgt. Stephen Wheeles with the state police is reporting he is working a crash in the northbound lanes of Interstate 65 near the 55-mile-marker.

Lanes are blocked and traffic will be slow through the area.

9:10 a.m. update: Jackson County commissioners have announced that all county offices are closed today.

8:38 a.m. update: A travel advisory has been issued for Jackson County, according to the Jackson County Emergency Management.

The lowest level of local travel advisory, means routine travel or activities may be restricted in areas because of a hazardous situation, and individuals should use caution or avoid those areas.

7:55 a.m. update: Sgt. Stephen Wheeles with the Indiana State Police is reporting that everything looks good on Interstate 65 although he is cautioning motorists to slow down as temperatures drop.

“If you can, stay home today,” he said. “If you have to

Tribune photo by Aubrey Woods / Greg Trimpe of Seymour scrapes ice from his vehicle at Second and Chestnut streets in downtown Seymour.
Tribune photo by Aubrey Woods / Greg Trimpe of Seymour scrapes ice from his vehicle at Second and Chestnut streets in downtown Seymour.

go out, I understand. If you have the option, please stay home.”

He said those who have to go out should give themselves plenty of time and reduce speeds.

7:28 a.m.: The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department is receiving few reports of weather-related issues at this time.

Heather Blaker, dispatch director, said the biggest issue at this time is water over State Road 258 at County Road 200E, west of Seymour.

All area schools are closed and the Jackson County Public Library in Seymour and branches at Crothersville and Medora also are closed.

For more on the weather, check back often.

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