Regional
8:53 am
Fri December 28, 2012

Parts of Indiana Digging Out from Heaviest Snowfall in Years

Indiana residents continue digging out from a winter storm that brought life to a standstill in southern parts of the state where blizzard conditions buried some areas under a foot of snow— their heaviest accumulations in several years. 

Greene County Emergency Management director Roger Axe said the 12 inches of wet snow that fell Wednesday on the county left local roads so mired the county's sheriff got stuck for about an hour before his car was freed. 

Axe said he expects road crews to finish up Friday clearing county roads of the region's heaviest snowfall since a March 1996 storm dumped 22 inches of snow. 

The National Weather Service released a snowfall map Thursday showing that Wednesday's storm buried four pockets of southwestern, south-central and southeastern Indiana with about a foot of snow.