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Blizzard Forces Evansville Government Shut Down

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The Mayor's office issued a news release Wednesday morning saying all non-essential City of Evansville government offices will close at noon.

The Civic Center and all non-essential Vanderburgh County government offices will close today at 12:30 p.m.

The Civic Center and all government offices will resume regular business hours on Thursday, December 27, 2012.

METS is operating today, however some buses are running about 30 minutes late and in some cases busses are traveling alternate routes.

METS busses will stop running today at 6 p.m. Bus service will resume tomorrow at 6 a.m. City and County elected officials, strategic city and county department heads, law enforcement and Emergency Management Agency representatives conducted a follow-up telephone conference call this morning to receive a status report on the current storm event.

Following the discussion, Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke and Vanderburgh County Commission President Marsha Abell decided to close city and county offices at noon today due to ongoing weather conditions and to continue a precautionary travel advisory.

The precautionary Travel Advisory means routine travel activities may be restricted in areas because of a hazardous situation.

Motorists are advised to use extreme caution when traveling area roads and highways. High winds and blowing snow are expected to continue throughout today.

Power outages may be reported online at vectren.com/outage or at 800-227-1376.

Motorists traveling on state highways across the region can call the Indiana State Police to check on the latest current road conditions at 800-852-3970.

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