FORT WAYNE – The National Weather Service in northern Indiana says Fort Wayne and the region are likely to get 2 to 4 inches of snow by the end of the day Thursday.
Light to moderate snow is expected throughout the day, with the heaviest amounts forecast south and east of a line from Wabash, Ind., through Fort Wayne and up to Defiance, Ohio. The line generally follows the route of U.S. 24.
The weather service said winds are expected to increase during the day, from 10 mph to 20 mph. This is likely to create blowing and drifting snow.
A winter weather advisory is in place for all of northern Indiana and northwest Ohio until 4 p.m. Thursday.
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In the region
Whitley County Emergency Management issued an advisory Thursday morning, saying that roads are covered with snow and are drifting over in places. Drivers are urged to use caution when going out.
It said that winds will at times take visibility down to 500 feet in some areas.
Plows are out for the county and state, the advisory said, noting that state roads are a little more clear but will likely have more drifting in areas with open fields.
Paulding County, Ohio
Paulding County Sheriff Jason K. Landers has issued a Level 2 Road Advisory for the county. This means that roads are hazardous due to blowing and drifting snow, and most of the roads could be icy. Only those who believe it is necessary should be out driving. A Level 2 advisory does not close roads.
Those who believe they must be driving to leave early and allow plenty of time to arrive at your destination. He said that conditions might look fine in villages and wind-protected areas, but they are hazardous out in the county.