(La Porte County, IN) - Crews are still cleaning up the fallen trees and limbs from the weekend ice storm.
La Porte County Highway Department Superintendent Duane Werner said all roads once blocked by fallen trees, limbs and power lines are now open. Werner said the focus now is on removing trees and limbs from beside the roads and he expected that work to take a week or more to complete. “We’re out doing the best we can,” he said.
He noted there were more than 60 reports of fallen trees and limbs called in by phone throughout the county along with additional down trees and limbs his crews discovered while responding to calls during the storm. Crews having to spread salt on the ice and later clear an inch or two of snow from the roads added to the challenge.
Werner said the storm was serious but the damage was not nearly as great from tornadoes and other past major weather events.