(La Porte County, IN) - Travel conditions this morning are reported hazardous throughout the area because of heavy snow that continues to fall.
Four inches or more of snow had already fallen by sunrise. Another four to ten inches of snow are still in the forecast.
La Porte County Sheriff John Boyd urges drivers to slow down considerably and allow extra time to reach their destinations. He said travel times could be almost twice as long depending on the routes, with major highways in better shape than other roads but still treacherous.
“A person has got to allow plenty of following distance and plenty of stopping distance,” he said
Boyd said the wet snow also tends to want to pull drivers veering over the edge of the travel surface off the roadway.
“Everybody has to make sure they maintain their lane of travel,” he said.
Boyd said there were several accidents this morning, but as of 8 a.m., none of the accidents involved serious injuries.
La Porte County Highway Department Superintendent Duane Werner said the snow accumulation was about the same throughout the county. He said there were no significant problems with blowing and drifting yet because of relatively calm winds.