St. Joseph County and the City of South Bend are now in a Travel Warning. The St. Joseph County Police Department released this statement saying:
"We have been informed that the County Commissioners have decided to declare a Travel Warning in the County and in the City of South Bend, beginning at 12 noon and (tentatively) ending Tuesday at 6:00PM. Police will not consider issuing tickets until 7:00PM today in order to allow people to get home. Anyone on the roadway after 7:00PM will be subject to citation for violating this declaration and fines in the county are set by ordinance to be $2500. At this time, Mishawaka has not declared any travel restrictions within their city limits. We have been informed that county officials will continue to monitor the weather and the road conditions and will update the status as appropriate. This decision will also close both City of South Bend government and County government, including courthouses, today at 12:00 noon. These entities will be closed for the remainder of today and for all of tomorrow (Tuesday). Please stay off of the roads to give plow crews a chance to get them clean and to prevent yourself from becoming stranded. Please check on your neighbors in this weather and ensure pets are not left outside for any period of time. Many roads are impassible and the temperatures are just going to continue to fall throughout the day and the night."