The roads in
Chesterton were in pretty good shape for the morning commute today,
following an overnight snowfall of around three inches.
And at deadline
today, the National Weather Service (NWS) had walked back Sunday’s forecast
for lake-effect snow late tonight.
Commissioner John Schnadenberg told the Chesterton Tribune this
morning that a crew was called out at 1:30 a.m. and was later joined, at
6:30 a.m., by a second crew, making a total of 12 trucks out and about at 8
“The timing worked
out pretty well,” Schnadenberg said.
The NWS, meanwhile,
had been predicting possibly heavy lake-effect snow tonight into Tuesday but
at 11 a.m. only a winter-weather advisory remained in effect--until 1
p.m.--for Porter County. “Light snow will continue through the morning
before tapering to flurries,” the NWS said. “An inch or less of additional
A lake-effect snow
warning did, however, remain in effect for Chicago, the North Suburbs, and
extreme southeastern Wisconsin.
lake-effect storm slam into Porter County anyway, Schnadenberg said, one of
his crews will be “well-rested” and ready to hit the streets.