Snow falling; road conditions deteriorating across county

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Snow falls in downtown Franklin on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. Scott Roberson / Daily Journal

Snow is falling across Johnson County and should continue for the next several hours, through the evening commute.

Travel advisory

As of 2:30 p.m., the county remained under a watch travel advisory. That means that conditions are threatening to public safety and that only essential travel, such as to and from work or in emergency situations, is recommended.

Whether the travel warning changes in the coming hours is up to the county commissioners, who decide by consulting with the county highway department and emergency management director.

What’s the rest of the day look like?

Here’s the latest from the National Weather Service as of 2:23 p.m.

NWS map

Daily Journal office closing

The Daily Journal is closing its downtown office this afternoon due to the weather. You can still reach us with your news tips and photos by sending an email to


All schools and Franklin College closed today.

The Johnson County boys basketball tournament semifinal games set for tonight will be played on Saturday instead.

Franklin and Greenwood will play the first semifinal game at 11 a.m. Saturday at Center Grove, with Indian Creek to face the host Trojans at 1 p.m. The championship will tip off at 8 p.m.

The fifth- and third-place games originally scheduled for Saturday evening will not be played.

Center Grove’s home girls basketball game against Roncalli, already slated for Saturday at 1:30 p.m., will now be played in the West Gym.

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Michele Holtkamp is editor of the Daily Journal. She can be reached at or 317-736-2774.