Winter weather makes for a rough Monday morning commute

Officials are urging folks to stay off the roads Monday as several counties are now under a Travel Warning. As of 8:30 a.m. Starke, Marshall, Fulton, Elkhart, Kosciusko, Wabash, Whitley, Noble, LaGrange, DeKalb and Jay counties are under a Travel Warning.
Those counties under a Travel Watch are LaPorte, St. Joseph, Porter, Jasper and Pulaski.

For those who may not know, a Travel Warning is the highest level of local travel advisory. It means that travel is restricted to emergency personal only. A Travel Watch means conditions are threatening to the safety of the public. During this time only essential travel is recommended.

Indiana State Police say visibility is an issue on the Toll Road and there have been several slide-offs.

Michigan State Police say they are seeing slick road conditions everywhere. Due to snow and blowing snow, visibility is also an issue. They say main roads are okay but some side and county roads are impassable. There have been reports of problems on US 12, especially by US 12 and Portage.

The Berrien County Sheriff’s Dept. has declared a road emergency. They are asking people to stay off the roads if they can. There have been reports of stranded vehicles and horrible drifts. They also say main roads are passable but secondary and side roads are not. Tow trucks are also not going out to rescue people at this point.

In Cass County, officials are asking non-essential, non-emergency traffic to stay off of the roads. If they don’t, they may be ticketed.

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