Warsaw hit hard by winter weather blast

By: NewsCenter 16 Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Email

The storm system that dumped more than a foot of snow in some parts of the Midwest hit central Indiana Sunday night. Places like Warsaw felt the brunt of the winter weather and spent the morning shoveling out.

Warsaw is an area that often dodges winter storms, but this time around folks in Warsaw were not so lucky. The several inches of snow left on the road this morning caused most schools to close down for the day.

Despite the pileup of snow, people in Warsaw told NewsCenter 16 that they are perfectly capable of handling the weather.

“When the snow comes in, the kids are extremely excited because they're out of school,” said Tracy Furnivall, executive director of Baker Youth Club, “Whenever the kids are out of school they're a little more jubilant. We enjoy that, they're a lot More fun to be around, so we enjoy snow days here at baker youth club.”

The winter blast has kept Indiana State Police busy overnight and into Monday afternoon as well. Troopers responded to some 26 property damage wrecks, seven injury crashes and 30 slide-offs in the Lowell District which includes Pulaski and Starke counties.

No more snow is expected to fall this evening and schools in the southern portion of Michiana are expected to be able to open by tomorrow.

The U.S. Postal Service is also asking all homeowners to clear the snow and ice from their driveways, sidewalks and areas around their mailboxes to make it easier on mail carriers to deliver.

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