Winter Storm

Staff Writer

Marshall County is under a travel advisory.
The Marshall County Emergency Management announced:
An 'Advisory' level travel advisory has been implemented. Road conditions are not expected to improve much today.

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning which is in effect for Marshall County and surrounding areas until 4 am Monday morning.
The warning includes heavy snow, blowing and drifting snow. Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. The NWS advises, "only travel in an emergency. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency."
Heavy snow is expected throughout the day with a total accumulation between 10 and 15 inches possibly more in some areas. Blowing and drifting snow is expected to pick up this afternoon and into the late evening. Periods of heavy snow with the blowing and drifting will make travel difficult or impossible. Some unplowed or heavily drifted roads could become impassible. Visibility will be drastically reduced at times. The snow is expected to continue through today and then end late tonight with the heaviest snow during the day today.
The warning includes the following counties:
LA PORTE
ST. JOSEPH IN
ELKHART
LAGRANGE
STEUBEN
NOBLE
DE KALB
STARKE
PULASKI
MARSHALL
FULTON IN
KOSCIUSKO
WHITLEY
ALLEN IN

The warning includes the following cities:
MICHIGAN CITY
LA PORTE
SOUTH BEND
MISHAWAKA
NEWCARLISLE
WALKERTON
ELKHART
GOSHEN
NAPPANEE
LAGRANGE
TOPEKA
SHIPSHEWANA
ANGOLA
FREMONT
KENDALLVILLE
LIGONIER
ALBION
AUBURN
GARRETT
KNOX NORTH
JUDSON
BASS LAKE
WINAMAC
FRANCESVILLE
MEDARYVILLE
PLYMOUTH
BREMEN
CULVER
ROCHESTER
AKRON
WARSAW
WINONA LAKE
SYRACUSE
MENTONE
COLUMBIA CITY
TRI-LAKES
SOUTH WHITLEY
FORT WAYNE
NEW HAVEN

FROM THE NWS: SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED THROUGH SATURDAY. SPOTTER REPORTS OF SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED THROUGH EARLY MONDAY MORNING.

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