Wintry mix not so nice for morning travels

By: Katherine Rufener Email
By: Katherine Rufener Email

Patchy ice on the roads has contributed to slick conditions for Michiana drivers and pedestrians.

Early morning rain Tuesday fell on top of the snow already on the ground, causing areas to compact down into a messy slush. It also left many side roads covered with ice, while the main roads are mostly clear.

Take extra time if you're traveling and go slow, as the ice patches can pop up along roads that may otherwise appear clear. Police warn that bridges and roads that run under them are also very slick.

Some specific areas that are hazardous include Lincolnway and College in South Bend, Main and Spring in Mishawaka, and Dragoon Trail near Marion High School.

Many schools have closed for the day, mostly in Michigan. Parking lots and sidewalks are also very slick, so take your time if you're going to be out walking.

Rain will eventually transition to a brief period of wintry mix and snow. Accumulation is expected to be minimal but conditions will most likely worsen. Temperatures will fall throughout the day with lows bottoming out near 16.

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