Hazardous Weather Snarls Traffic


Lake effect snow had a bad effect on travel this weekend.

Emergency personnel responded to several slide-offs and many couldn’t get to their targets due to heavy blowing and drifting snow. Many deputies responding to accidents had zero visibility as they attempted to help motorists. Starke and Marshall County Emergency Management Agencies had to confer with county officials to enact travel status advisories.

As of Sunday afternoon, Starke County remains under a watch level travel advisory. Officials ask that driver use extreme caution when traveling as roads are snow-covered and icy. If you have to travel, use main roads whenever possible. Reduce your speed.

Marshall County officials have downgraded the travel advisory to an advisory level which means routine travel or activities may be hazardous and individuals should use caution.

Travelers along U.S. 2 in LaPorte County were stranded and were led to the New Prairie High School for shelter.