(La Porte County, IN) - Travel conditions today are improving but not as much where the lake effect snow is still falling.
Early this morning, the snow was heaviest from the La Porte area and parts to the north and east. The heaviest snow bands later shifted west after 7 a.m.
La Porte County Highway Department Superintendent Duane Werner said it was still snowing heavily late this morning in areas like Michigan City and Westville while the sun was shining in the eastern and southern parts of the county.
“I’ve been to all parts of the county. I was in Michigan City at approximately ten o’clock, and I would say they have at least a foot of snow over there,” Werner said.
Werner estimated snowfall totals at less than 12 inches in the La Porte and Rolling Prairie areas and three inches or so in southern parts of the county.
Listeners on the Morning Mayhem with Dennis Siddall and Joe Happel reported seven inches of snow by 7 a.m. by the La Porte County Fairgrounds and six inches of snow in the Kingsbury area.
Travel was reported as treacherous in areas like Johnson Road at 500 West.