While the sun shined brightly in Porter County this morning, Lake County was
getting hammered by lake-effect snow.
At mid-morning traffic on I-80/94 in Lake County was “at a standstill due to
a band of snow that has stalled over this area,” the Indiana State Police
The hardest hits area, Burr Street and Cline Ave., had received between
eight and 10 inches of snow, police said.
“This is a slow moving band of snow with whiteout conditions at times,”
police added. “INDOT is continuing to plow this area but cannot keep up with
the amount of snow that is falling in addition to the blowing and drifting
that is also happening. INDOT is sending payloaders to this area to
alleviate the buildup of snow that has accumulated.”
The ISP was urging motorists to seek alternate routes or to cancel trips
altogether, with “major backups” being experienced by motorists attempting
to get from I-65 to westbound I-80/94.
“Expect long delays and please be patient,” police said. “Please make room
for INDOT vehicles and our troopers to get to this area to assist people and
get the road open.”