10:50 PM EST, February 10, 2012
Snow and cold temperatures blew into Central Indiana Friday night, but after more than two weeks of above average weather, Hoosiers said they were ready.
Indianapolis DPW and INDOT drivers were busy salting the roads as the snow fell throughout the afternoon rush hour and into the evening. Temperatures began dropping sharply at around 8:30 p.m.
The trucks will remain on the road as the cold temperatures help contribute to some snow accumulation overnight.
Despite the weather, roads remained relatively clear and free of weather-related accidents Friday night.
Those we spoke to said they welcome the change back to true winter weather.
"Yeah, I'm ready for some snow, because we've had like 70 and 60 degree weather, and it's just like not winter,” said Teresa Haley who lives in Southern Indiana. "So a little snow before it's over is going to be nice."
"It's winter it's about time it came. It's Indiana," said Debbie Watson of Indianapolis. "Back to normal. Back to Indiana weather. It will be 80 next week."