Counties and communities declare snow emergencies

Lots of counties and cities across our viewing area have declared snow emergencies because of the massive storm that's hit.

  • Berrien County:
    Officials are advising people to stay off the roads. They have issued a road emergency and therefore all government offices will be closed. Motorists are advised to only drive if it is an emergency so that snow removal crews can get to work.

  • Elkhart:
    Snow emergency will end at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. City offices will all be open on Thursday.

  • Elkhart County:
    Officials will end the snow emergency at 7 p.m. Wednesday and drop to a Level 2 Watch, which means only essential travel is recommended.

  • LaGrange County:
    Officials have declared a snow emergency.

  • Lakeville:
    Officials have declared a snow emergency.
    Today: No parking on East/West streets.
    Tomorrow: No parking on North/South streets.
    No parking

  • LaPorte County:
    Officials have declared a level one snow emergency, asking only emergency personnel to travel on roadways.

  • Marshall County:
    Officials have decided to keep the level one emergency in effect until 6 a.m. Thursday. According to the county, the declaration means the public cannot drive on county roads until the order is lifted. Anyone caught impeding the snow removal process or abandoning cars on county roads could face a $500 fine.

  • Mishawaka:
    The city is not currently under a state of emergency but officials say to restrict travel unless absolutely necessary.

  • Noble County:
    The Level 1 Emergency will end at 6 p.m. on Wednesday. A Level 2 Warning will be in effect until 6 p.m. Thursday, which means that only essential travel is recommended.

  • Porter County:
    Officials have declared a snow emergency. Anyone driving other than an emergency vehicle can be ticketed or towed.

  • Pulaski County:
    Officials have declared a snow emergency. Only emergency personnel should be driving in the county.

  • South Bend:
    Officials ended the snow emergency at 4 p.m. Wednesday. Parking is still prohibited on snow routes until 8 a.m. Thursday morning.

  • Starke County:
    Officials have declared a snow emergency, reporting a level red for road conditions. This means only emergency vehicles are allowed on the roads.

  • St. Joseph County:
    Officials ended the snow emergency at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

All emergencies are in effect until further notice, unless noted otherwise.


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