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COLUMBIA CITY â€” A white day-after-Christmas created difficult road conditions across Whitley County Thursday.
A light dusting of snow hit the area after midnight. While accumulation was minimal, it was enough to make several of the countyâ€™s roads, particularly U.S. 30, dangerous for drivers.
Julie Smith of the Whitley County Sheriff dispatch center said several calls came in of drivers having slide-offs.
â€śPeople were driving too fast for the road conditions,â€ť she said. â€śU.S. 30 was really bad.â€ť
Many of those phone calls came in early Thursday morning.
â€śSeveral drivers went through the median,â€ť Smith said.
Thursday morningâ€™s early snow measured approximately .001 inch at the Fort Wayne International Airport, and was the only snow received over the past three days.
While Thursdayâ€™s precipitation might have caught some residents off-guard, it is forecasted to be possibly the last of the week.
Currently, no snow is expected late Thursday night, Friday or Saturday.
The National Weather Service predicts a 30 percent chance of snow Sunday.