(La Porte County, IN) - Drivers found out the hard way that some of the roads in the unincorporated areas of La Porte County this morning were not passable.
Northerly winds yesterday kicked up late in the afternoon and remained gusty into the night. The result was blowing and drifting, especially on roads running east and west.
La Porte County Sheriff John Boyd said the problem was severe in the wide-open areas in southern parts of the county between Union Mills, Westville, and Wanatah. This morning, deputies tended to motorists in vehicles stuck in drifts covering roads like 800 South, 900 South, and 1000 South.
“It’s just been difficult for our deputies to keep up with the number of vehicles that are getting stuck down there,” Boyd said.
La Porte County Highway Department Superintendent Duane Werner said the problem with drifting over is not as bad on the north-south roads.
“The east-west roads those are the ones we’re going to have to deal with today. Many of them got drifted shut in spots,” Werner said.
People are being asked not to drive today unless it’s necessary.