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Bartholomew County drivers encountering slick roads

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11:22 a.m. update

The Indiana State Police are warning that roadways in southern Indiana are beginning to become slick and hazardous because of the earlier snow, ice and rain.

Motorists are urged to use caution and avoid unnecessary travel.

Citizens are also requested to avoid calling state, county, or local law enforcement dispatch centers for travel conditions. For the latest information regarding road conditions in your area, visit the Indiana Department of Transportation website "Traffic Wise" at .

Original story

COLUMBUS, Ind. — Roads in the northern part of Bartholomew County have become slicker than in the southern part of the county because of the snowfall, said Maj. Todd Noblitt, spokesman for the Bartholomew County Sheriff's Department.

Roads in Columbus also are slick, said Lt. Matt Myers, spokesman for the Columbus Police Department.

No major accidents have occurred, Noblitt and Myers said, but they urged drivers to be cautious.

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