WARREN & FOUNTAIN COUNTIES, Ind. (WLFI) - Warren and Fountain counties were among the worst-hit areas during this spring snow blast, some residents waking up to nearly a foot of snow.
And most of those residents spent Monday digging out of what Mother Nature dumped on them throughout the night.
Warren County resident Bill Max says he didn't necessarily spend Monday morning the way he wanted to.
"It's just absolutely crazy, is the only thing I can say!" Max, a resident of Pine Village, said.
Instead, he, like many other Hoosiers, dug his way out of the messy surprise Mother Nature decided to dump on us so late in the game.
"It's the worst one this year and hopefully it's the last one!" Max said.
Some of the hardest hit areas were in Warren and Fountain counties, some places waist-deep with snow.
"The roads are impassable," Warren County Sheriff's Office deputy Bill Miller said. "The guys are working very hard to get them to be passable."
Driving conditions were so bad in some parts of Warren and Fountain counties Sunday night into Monday that emergency officials declared a "travel warning," meaning motorists (except for emergency crews) had to refrain from all travel.
"Crews can go down these roads and get them opened up," Miller said. "In a half-hour to 45 minutes, the wind blows them back shut again."
"I'm just ready for a little bit of warm weather," driver Kyle Richardson said. "I'm tired of being stuck and having to dig out of everywhere!"
However, Richardson says the only thing saving him from this late blast of snow is his set of "big wheels."
"Forty-six-inch-tall tires for good moving in the snow!" Richardson said.
But for those who don't have a big set of wheels like Richardson they say they'll just stay brave.
"My aunt was stuck in a low spot in the road and I went to go dig her out but my little Subaru got me through it," Otterbein resident Michael McClure said. "It's unstoppable in the snow!"
"Hopefully the Good Lord will have it all melted away!" Max said about the snow.
But until Mother Nature gives us a little more sunshine, Hoosiers say they're ready for Old Man Winter to hit the road and not come back, at least until next year.
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