Michiana prepares for more snow

Some parts of Michiana could get up to a foot of snow come Friday. While residents have grown used to the wicked winters, that doesn’t mean they’re prepared for the snowfall -- especially not after having unusually warm temperatures that are making for a walker’s wonderland.

Plenty of folks have spent the past few days pounding the pavement at a time when they’d normally be shoveling it.

“It has been real mild,” said Mishawaka resident Dan Sosnoski. “We’ve got motorcycles and I keep bugging [my wife] let’s go out and ride.”

It’s been so nice that many street crews have spent more of their time patching roads than salting them.

The lack of snowfall means they’ve spent a lot of time working on projects for different departments.

“It’s been good for us,” said David ‘Fuzz’ Dill. “Saving on the budget with salt and gas.”

But, come Friday, that could change.

Just as the last few piles of snow begin to melt, Michiana can expect more flakes to fall.

“I think when everybody comes in tomorrow, they’ll know what their job is,” Dill said.

They’ll be plowing the roads for commuters, who’ll spend some extra time in the car these next couple of days.

“I normally have a over two-hour drive,” said Sosnoski. “That last snow ended up being a 3.5 hour drive.”

Mishawaka crews will be out Thursday plowing roads as the snow comes down, starting with heavily-trafficked stretches of Grape and Main.


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