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Last updated: Tue. Feb. 26, 2013 - 01:12 pm EDT

Icy storm moves into region

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FORT WAYNE – The National Weather Service in northern Indiana says much of northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio can expect to get sleet and freezing rain over the next few hours.

About 10:30 a.m., it updated its forecast for the region. The area north of U.S. 30 was not warming up as quickly as earlier forecasts projected. Although the area will eventually be above freezing, the icy precipitation is expected to persist until the middle of the afternoon, the weather service said.

The following counties in northern Indiana and northwest Ohio are expected to have snow tonight: Pulaski, Fulton, Whitley, Allen In, White, Cass, Miami, Wabash, Huntington and Paulding. Some of those areas also might see more sleet and freezing rain.

For current conditions, including a local NOAA map, make our Weather page one of your favorites.

Storm reports

  • As of 1:10 p.m. Tuesday, about 490 I&M customers in Adams County were without power.
  • As of 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, about one-tenth of an inch of freezing rain had accumulated in the Van Wert area, according to reports to the weather service from emergency management officials. Bridge and overpasses were completely covered with ice, as well as trees and power lines.
Closures

  • Indiana's NewsCenter is reporting that Southern Wells Community Schools were dismissing at 11 a.m. Tuesday.
To report weather-related closures, email jgnews@jg.net.


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