Snow, wind and falling temperatures throughout Sunday into
today have hampered commuting for travelers as the Indiana State Police
answered numerous calls for service throughout the Lowell District. The
Lowell District is comprised of Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Newton, Jasper,
Pulaski and Starke Counties.
Between midnight Sunday, January 5 and this morning the
District has handled 220 calls which consisted of assisting motorists,
slide-offs, property damage and personal injury crashes.
Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has announced
the reopening of I-80/94 (Between Illinois state line and Michigan City) and
I-65 (Between Gary and Lafayette). But drivers are advised to use extreme
caution, take it slow, and travel at their own risk.
Like the majority of roads across the Northwest Indiana
District, and the state, conditions are extremely hazardous and
non-emergency travel is strongly discouraged.
Drivers should expect to encounter slick conditions and
blowing and drifting snow both on the main line interstates and ramps.
In these subzero temperatures, road salt is not as effective
on icy roadways. INDOT is using other methods to melt ice and gain traction
on road surfaces, such as chemical anti-icing agents and sand, but the
frigid weather is hindering these efforts as well.
FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION FROM THE INDIANA STATE POLICE ON
THE WINTER STORM, visit our webpage
This page will flow like a blog with up to date current
information and will be operation today and Tuesday.
For road condition updates please call 1-800-261-ROAD or
Please DO NOT call state, county, local law enforcement or
911 for road and weather.
From the Indiana State Police