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Snow expected this evening, through Tuesday

January 20, 2014

MARSHALL COUNTY - The Indiana Department of Transportation is warning people to watch out for possible dangerous conditions as the next round of winter weather heads this way this evening, although the most intense conditions will be west of here.

A clipper system is rolling in overnight that will bring nearly all of us 1-2"+ of snow. But, In-DOT officials say, the big danger is the lake effect snow which will bring fast-falling, heavy snow with white-out conditions, and sub zero temperatures.

Lake effect snow is expected to hit Lake, Porter and La Porte Counties the hardest, with six inches or more expected within the next 24 hours. And, if the bands develop just right, this could actually drop as much as 2 feet of snow to those counties.

All other counties in the Northwest Indiana District, including Marshall County, will likely get anywhere from 3-6" between now and tomorrow night.

In-DOT crews have been pretreating roads today and prepping for another long night of plowing and salting.

"But if snow falls that fast, with whiteout conditions, we will not be able to stay ahead of it, despite a full call-out of crews," read a posting on the In-DOT website.

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