(La Porte County, IN) - Freezing rain and light snow is putting a glaze on roads and sidewalks.
Veteran Police Officer Mike Kellems of La Porte said he noticed icy travel in spots heading to downtown La Porte late this morning. Kellems said drivers need to use their defensive driving skills.
“Everybody needs to slow down a little bit. Certainly, pay attention to those intersections. Give yourself plenty of room between the car in front of you,” Kellems said.
Several motor vehicle crashes have occurred because of slick travel throughout northern Indiana and southwest Michigan. Kellems said people on foot should also be careful with ice forming on sidewalks and driveways.
The freezing precipitation is expected to stop before nightfall. As a result, many counties north and east of La Porte are under a winter weather advisory until 3 p.m. (Central Time).