So much for early spring

Mar 13, 2018

The Evansville area had to deal with ice and snow just over a week before the start of spring. 

The National Weather Service says Evansville received 2 inches of wet snow Sunday, setting a record for the date.

The old record for March 11th was just a half inch set in 1960.

The snow that fell Sunday afternoon froze early Monday morning, leaving a layer on ice on roads, bridges, sidewalks, and parking lots – just in time for morning rush hour.

The Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation was among schools that canceled classes due to the icy conditions. Some area schools either closed or operated on a delay.

National Weather Service data shows much of Sunday’s snow fell with the official temperature above freezing -- at 33 degrees.

The temperature dipped below freezing early Monday.

Crews applied melting materials on main roads but slippery spots were still a problem, especially on bridges and overpasses.

At one point, four accidents were reported on I-69 near the Covert Avenue intersection.

Two accidents involving 6 vehicles slowed traffic on the West Lloyd Expressway between Tekoppel and Rosenberger.

Evansville Police reported more than 20 accidents during the morning drive.

The highest snow amounts were recorded in Union County, Kentucky and Gallatin County, Illinois.

Those areas expected 3-to-5 inches.