About three inches of snow fell overnight in southern Indiana, slowing cleanup efforts and compounding the misery in areas hard hit by tornadoes in recent days, a state official said Monday morning.
The snow creates problems such as hiding nails, screws, boards and other debris on roads, making it a bit more difficult to move in cleanup help, State Police Sgt. Ray Poole, public information officer for the state’s joint information center, said in a telephone interview.
The cleanup "hasn’t come to a complete, screeching halt," Poole said, "but it does hide nails and screws, and we don’t want people stepping on them. It's not like a complete halt. We’re used to snow out here."
Despite the snow, emergency services are continuing to mobilize, he said.
People affected by the severe weather in the southern part of the state, particularly in and around Henryville and Marysville, have been staying in shelters, hotels or with relatives, he said.