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Drivers battle rush hour snow

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Drivers noticed the rain turn to a snowy mix around 5 p.m. Tuesday. Drivers noticed the rain turn to a snowy mix around 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Road crews will have extra workers out to keep the roads clear for the Wednesday morning commute. Road crews will have extra workers out to keep the roads clear for the Wednesday morning commute.
Rachael Murphy Rachael Murphy
Mike Brown Mike Brown

SEYMOUR, IN (WAVE) – The evening rush hour in Seymour was anything but a rush.

"When I start to see ice on the windshield it's time to slow down," driver Mike Brown said about his commute from Columbus, IN to Sellersburg Tuesday evening.

"It's slick in some spots," said driver Rachael Murphy.

Drivers quickly noticed the rain turn to a snowy mix around 5 p.m.

"It's ready to start to ice up on the windshield. The temperature says it's about 33 degrees, and I get a little nervous when it sticks to the windshield," Brown said.

"It was rain in Columbus, and once I got closer to Seymour it got more icy and more condensation on the windows and ice on the roads," Murphy said.  "I had to pull over for a little bit to let the ice melt on the windshield because I hadn't had time to let it get hot enough in the car yet so it could defrost."

By 8 p.m., the snow had blanketed the Seymour area, leaving a white dusting of snow on the grass and a slushy combination on the roads for drivers to deal with.

"I've been riding for the past five minutes. Came to the store to get some food," Dean Bigelow said. But for him, it was a wet drive in more ways than one.

"It's not a real good temperature to be riding around on a scooter," Bigelow said. "I ride the back roads and take it kind of slow. I don't go high speed. But it's kind of slushy out and dangerous."

Bigelow said a little snow won't scare him away. "It's my only transportation at the moment, and if I were to walk, it would probably take me three to four times it would compared to the scooter. And it saves money on gas."

Regardless of how you get around, it's a weather event in March that isn't a surprise to anyone.

"No, it's Indiana, so for us this is normal," Brown laughed.

"We'll be in shorts tomorrow, I'm sure," Murphy said.

Road crews will have extra workers out to keep the roads clear for the Wednesday morning commute.

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