Blinding snow fell in Indianapolis and other areas of central and southern Indiana during the worst possible time -- right at the start of the morning commute.
Traffic slowed to a crawl on interstates and other highways that weren't closed. For some, a 30-minute commute stretched beyond three hours.
Road crews were working feverishly to salt the roads, but snow came down so heavily that their early efforts appeared futile. As the snow tapered to flurries, road crews were able to clear streets and highways.