Lake effect snow hammers parts of Michiana

Lake effect snow is hammering Berrien County, Michigan and St. Joseph County, Indiana Saturday. Meantime, other parts of Michiana aren't seeing much snow at all.

In South Bend, some residents have reported more than two feet of snow. At one point, some South Bend Police squad cars were stuck in the parking lot and unable to respond to calls. The city is under a winter weather emergency until 8 a.m. on Sunday.

Meteorologist Cindi Clawson says it has been the largest one-day snowfall ever for South Bend. A total of 25.4" has fallen since midnight Friday, according to measurements from the South Bend Regional Airport and a total of 36" since Friday morning.

In Mishawaka, police cars were able to leave the parking lot, but not until roughly 6:30 a.m. Saturday. Mayor Dave Wood is asking residents to stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary.

Police working the Indiana Toll Road say many plows are sitting in the median, unable to keep up with all the snow and slick conditions.

And yet, dispatch centers in Kosciusko and Marshall Counties say the roads are relatively clear.

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