(La Porte County, IN) - We could have a very white Christmas. Close to a foot or more of snow, arctic cold, and gusty winds could hit the area beginning on Thursday and into Friday. Right now, a storm system out west is on a path to bring the region blizzard-like conditions and single-digit temperatures.
La Porte County Highway Department Superintendent Duane Werner met with members of his staff this morning to plan for such an event. Workers were doing things like checking engine fluids and air in the tires on snow plow trucks to make sure they were ready to clear the roads, he said. Werner stated further, remarking that crews today also began applying an ice-melting solution on the roads to get a head start on keeping travel as safe as possible.
“We’re going to be out for the next couple of days pretreating roads with liquid deicer. Just getting a game plan to make sure everything is up and going,” he said.
Werner noted there’s always a chance for heavy snowfall amounts in a forecast to diminish if an approaching major storm veers off course, but it’s always best to plan for the worst to avoid begin caught off guard.
A winter storm watch has already been issued for much of the area.