Travel Advisory for La Porte County
Over the past two and a half hours, La Porte County has been receiving very heavy lake effect snow. It appears that the band coming off of Lake Michigan has been directly impacting our area. We have heard reports of 9" of snow accumulation this afternoon.
Sheriff's deputies have responded to numerous slide-offs and minor crashes, mostly in an area north of La Porte to the Michigan State Line. Central La Porte County has seen the heavy snowfall as well. In checking with a local meteorologist, we have learned that the snow band is slowly moving east and should be out of our area by 6:00 PM (CST). There will be strong winds coming later which will make drifting a major concern, particularly of north and south roads.
We are asking for people to stay off of the roads and advising against travel. If you do need to travel, please don't.