Evansville — Officials across southern and central Indiana are asking people to stay off the roads as a strong winter storm moves through.
State police report more than 5 inches of snowfall in the Evansville area before dawn Wednesday with high winds causing drifts and whiteout conditions on many roads. Several counties have issued travel watches asking residents to make only essential driving trips.
State police Sgt. Todd Ringle says a couple state highway department snowplows have become stuck in the Evansville area. He says that should be a strong sign to drivers to stay off the roads.
Police say they've had many slide-off accidents and many cars becoming stuck, but no major accidents were immediately reported.