The Republic newspaper office to close at 3 p.m.

Because of the nasty weather, The Republic is closing its office at 3 p.m.

Continue to send news tips and weather-related news and updates to: editorial@therepublic.com.

Road conditions are deteriorating across Columbus and Bartholomew County. Keep up-to-date on weather conditions, cancellations and more here: Bartholomew County weather updates.

Be careful out there.