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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Winter weather is impacting Indiana. We’ll be following the latest developments here throughout the day on Wednesday.

Update 4:48 p.m.

Republic Services canceled trash and recycling services in Carmel for Thursday. The company said it was considering extending its opening hours over the weekend to compensate for the cancellation.

Update 4:12 p.m.

The Indianapolis-Marion County City-County offices will be closed Thursday. Indy Parks Family Centers will remain open as warm-up centers.

Update 3:15 p.m.

The Westfield Municipal Services Building will be closed Thursday and Friday. Essential services will operate normally.

Update 3:11 p.m.

The Indiana Department of Health has closed all state-run COVID-19 testing and vaccination clinics through Thursday.

Updated 3:01 p.m.

The West Lafayette Police Department said westbound Sagamore Parkway is now open.

Update 2:53 p.m.

Kokomo City Hall closed early and will reopen at 10 a.m. Thursday.

Update 2:44 p.m.

Wayne County will transition to level two travel surveillance at 6 a.m. Thursday and will remain in effect until further notice.

Update 2:36 p.m.

Citizens Energy Group said a waterman’s break closed eastbound 21st Street between Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and the I-65 overpass. The closure is expected to last all evening.

Update 2:34 p.m.

The West Lafayette Police Department said westbound Sagamore Parkway is closed from Duncan Road to Happy Hollow Road.

Update 2:33 p.m.

Bloomington’s Sanitation Division announced that trash and recycling would be suspended on Thursday.

Update 2:11 p.m.

Hamilton County government buildings closed at 2 p.m. and will remain closed Thursday. Essential services will continue to operate. The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office lobby will remain open.

The Board of Commissioners will meet virtually at 4 p.m. Thursday. You can join this meeting by telephone by dialing 219-225-8177.

The departmental council meeting scheduled for Wednesday evening has been postponed to February 16 at 7 p.m.

The Hamilton County Health Department closed the vaccination clinic at 4H Fairgrounds and its testing site at the Hamilton County Health Department until Monday.

Update 1:54 p.m.

Southbound I-65 is closed in Tippecanoe County. Traffic is being diverted onto State Road 38.

Update 1:48 p.m.

Tippecanoe County government offices close at 2 p.m. and will remain closed Thursday.

Update 1:41 p.m.

INDOT says they expect salt trucks to roll out in Indianapolis around 3 p.m.

Update 1:32 p.m.

The Indianapolis Department of Public Works says garbage pickup and recycling is suspended Thursday and Friday. This includes Republic services and waste management.

Update 1:23 p.m.

The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indian and Western Art closes early at 4 p.m. Wednesday and will not open Thursday.

Update 12:56 p.m.

Federal courthouses in Indianapolis, Evansville, New Albany and Terre Haute will be closed to the public on Thursday. In-person hearings will be postponed.

Update 12:55 p.m.

The City-County Building for St. Joseph and South Bend County closed at noon due to accumulating snowfall.

Update 12:54 p.m.

The Lafayette Police Department urges extreme caution on the roads.

“Current impassable areas include S 9th St/South St and S 9th St/Columbia St, with the primary concern being hills on Columbia and South Street,” the police department said in a NIXLE statement.

Update 12:52 p.m.

All Marion County Public Health Department offices and clinics will be closed Thursday.

Update 11:27 a.m.

Warren Central has announced the postponement of women’s basketball section games.

Updated 11:01 a.m.

Governor Holcomb discusses the impending blizzard.

Update 10:58 a.m.

Washington Township Schools in Indianapolis will exit early.

  • High school at 1:15 p.m.
  • Primary school at 2:15 p.m.
  • College at 2:15 p.m.

Update 10:48 a.m.

The City of Muncie is asking residents to stay off city streets to allow for snow removal.

Update 10:45 a.m.

Marcus Bailey is currently answering questions on Facebook Live.

Update 10:30 a.m.

The Indy Fuel hockey team has moved the start of tonight’s game to 6 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.

Update 9:55 a.m.

If you’re on the go, Marcus Bailey has published its latest predictions as a podcast.

Update 9:50 a.m.

The Boone County Sheriff’s Office said a van truck overturned on southbound US 52 at 700 West. Avoid the area for the next hour.

Update 9:45 a.m.

The West Lafayette Police Department says the roads are getting dangerous. Residents are asked to stay indoors if you don’t have to be on the roads.

Holcomb to talk

Governor Eric Holcomb will hold a press conference at 11 a.m. He will be joined by representatives from the Indiana Department of Transportation, the Indiana State Police and the Indiana Department of Homeland Security.

You can watch this live on WISH-TV,, the WISH-TV news app and our Facebook page.

Duke Energy outage in Noblesville

Duke Energy reports more than 400 outages in the area south of Noblesville.

A Duke Energy client WISH-TV employee received a text message indicating an estimated restoration at 12:15 p.m.

To see the latest Duke Energy outages in Indiana, Click here.

To view the latest AES Indiana outages, Click here.

County travel advisory

Many counties in the northern half of the state have county travel advisories. Some are under “warning” status.

To view the latest travel advisories, Click here.

Check Watches and Warnings in Indiana

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How was this forecast prepared?

At dawn, Scott Sander and Drew Blair asked meteorologists Marcus Bailey and Stephanie Mead what happened in a forecast for an event like this.

“We have long-range models and we can see two, two and a half weeks ahead. That doesn’t mean those things always happen,” Marcus said. “But we kind of saw a lot of consistency once we were kind of a week out.”

National police ask drivers to be careful

sergeant. John Perrine of the Indiana State Police joined Daybreak Wednesday morning to talk about road safety.

“The road does not cause the accident,” says Perrine. “I have never taken a police report in almost 19 years of police work that I have said the road was responsible for the accident. So keep this in mind, that your driving behavior is causing these accidents.

See his full interview below.

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