Steady snow makes for tricky travel

Steady snowfall Wednesday made for dangerous road conditions throughout Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan.

The flakes started to fall Wednesday morning and continued well into the evening, stopping around 9:30.

South Bend street crews tried to get ahead of the storm Tuesday night, pre-treating roads with brine and salt.

But, it wasn't enough to keep roads from getting slick.

"I have an automatic and I cannot stand driving an automatic, so I'm slipping here and there," said South Bend resident Amy Parmelee. "When I'm trying to turn out, it's slippery."

The slippery roads caused dozens of accidents throughout the area, many the result of drivers not exercising enough caution.

"Give yourself plenty of space between people," said Truck Driver Jason Herman. "Slow down, don't run up on people."

Crews continued to work through Wednesday night plowing roads.

Their top priority was keeping heavily-trafficked roads clear, then working to get residential areas cleaned up.


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