Chicago Weather Forecast: Snow continues to fall in northwest Indiana, with some areas approaching 3 feet
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CHICAGO (WLS) — Snow continues to fall in northwest Indiana Saturday morning, with some parts already buried under nearly three feet of lake-dried snow.
A round of snow moved into the Chicago area Thursday night and Friday morning.
a Winter storm warning In effect in LaPorte County until 12 noon Saturday with 1 to 3 inches of snow possible. a Winter storm warning Also in effect in Porter County until 9 a.m. Saturday with more than 6 inches of snow possible due to a moving lake-effect snow band.
a Winter weather warning It is in effect in Lake County until 9 a.m. Saturday with the possibility of 3 to 4 inches from a lake-effect snow band created over Lake Michigan.
a Wind chill warning It remains in effect in Chicago’s western suburbs until 10 a.m. This warning goes into effect from midnight until 10 a.m. on Sunday.
Michigan City resident Adrienne Vanwinkle told ABC7 she got snowed in at home after a failed excavation attempt.
Pinola – 32 inches
Springville 30.5 inches
Door – 28 inches
Trail Creek – 27 inches
Waterford – 27 inches
Michigan City – 25 inches
Indiana State Police said Saturday morning they are still urging drivers to stay off eastbound I-94 in LaPorte so emergency crews can continue clearing snow.
Drivers in LaPorte, Indiana, are still being urged to stay off the roads so emergency crews can continue clearing snow.
A lake effect band began to form Friday morning, with up to 2 to 3 inches of snow falling per hour during the day. While there was a break by midday, by Friday night, the band was forming again and bringing more accumulation to the snow-hit area.
Michigan City was desolate and unforgiving Friday night, as high winds caused blowing and drifting snow, making already treacherous road conditions even more dangerous.
“The snow was ridiculous,” driver Thomas Plotner said. “The plows are trying to keep everything under control, but it’s kind of working.”
Indiana Department of Transportation snow plows worked to clear shoulders and treat roads on Interstate 80-94 near Lake Station, although winds negated much of that work.
“I’m sure the plowmen are having a hard time, you know,” driver Alex Chavez said. “Once they do something, it’s like they turn around, and they have to do it again.”
On the Dan Ryan Highway, a semi-truck tractor trailer was involved in a collision with a CPD police cruiser, Illinois State Police said. Two officers in the squad car were taken to the hospital with minor injuries, ISP said.
In western suburb Riverside, a Bourbon Bernese Mountain Dog gave a fresh coat of snow with his paws while supervising shoveling duties.
“We love it,” Riverside resident Andrzej Cieszewski said. “Just wake up. He wants to walk. He’s going to help me now. We’ll walk a little and then we’ll finish the work we started.”
Several inches of snow fell in the western suburbs overnight, making roads difficult despite the best efforts of snowplow drivers.
Meanwhile, the Des Plaines River is covered in snow and ice. The temperature hovered around 10 degrees all morning with sub-zero wind chills.
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