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Authorities Say Bring Pets Inside During Frigid Temps

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Authorities are reminding pet owners that you are subject to animal neglect statues and could face prosecution if you leave your animals outside in the cold and sub-zero temperatures. The Lake County Sheriff's Office reports the law mandates that your...

 

Winter Safety Tips During Extended Cold Temps

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Merrillville, Ind. – As Indiana continues to experience the latest blast of frigid temperatures, NIPSCO reminds customers of important safety tips during snowy and icy conditions.
NIPSCO crews across the region will be working to ensure safe, reliable natural gas...
 

Power Outages Reported in Some NWI Communities

Some northwest Indiana communities woke up to power outages this morning. According to NIPSCO's outage map, there were over 900 without power in Michigan City, but electricity has since been restored. At last check over 130 were without power in Schererville,...

 

ISP: Hazardous Road Conditions in NWI

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Potentially hazardous travel conditions on interstates as numerous slide-offs are being reported throughout northwest Indiana this morning. Indiana State Police Lowell post reports the roads are snow-packed, icy and blown over and they are asking drivers to please rethink any...
 

Winter WX Advisory Continues into Saturday for NWI

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The National Weather Service reports a Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 10am EST/9am CST tomorrow for Lake, Porter, Newton and Jasper Counties and until 4pm EST/3pm CST for LaPorte, Starke and Pulaski Counties . Snow is expected to...
 

Pence Praises MC Agencies and All Involved in I-94 Tragedy

Indiana Governor Mike Pence this afternoon contacted Michigan City Mayor Ron Meer and asked that the Mayor forward his gratitude and compliments to all of the Michigan City agencies involved in the heartbreaking accident Thursday on I-94 that claimed the...
 

IU Health LaPorte and Starke Offer Warming Stations

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La Porte, IN – IU Health La Porte and Starke hospitals will offer warming stations for individuals and families in need of relief from below zero temperatures. Community members can visit the main lobby at IU Health Starke Hospital 24...
 

AG Monitoring Propane Prices as Shortage Worsens

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Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is urging Hoosiers to conserve the amount of propane used to heat as weather conditions and supply shortages worsen. Zoeller says the propane shortage is being felt across the Midwest and that a number of...
 

Warming Centers Available in Michigan City

Officials in Michigan City are reminding residents that warming center locations are available for those who need them. Mayor Ron Meer says brutally cold air is expected to stick with us through next week, with temperatures in the single digits...
 

Extreme Cold Presents Health Risks, So Plan Ahead

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State Health Officials are recommending Hoosiers take steps to plan for the extreme cold as it is expected to be with us over the next several days. State Health Commissioner William VanNess, M.D. Is encouraging everyone to stay indoors as...
 

Only Essential Travel Advised in LaPorte County

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The LaPorte County Board of Commissioners this afternoon issued a “Travel Watch” for LaPorte County. The LaPorte County Sheriff's Office reports conditions along LaPorte County roadways have deteriorated and very high winds and cold temperatures led to the closure of...

   

Mobile Home Fire at LaPorte Village

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No injuries were reported after a mobile home fire Wednesday at LaPorte Village, in the one-thousand block of East State Road 2. LaPorte Police report officers arrived at the scene and observed smoke coming from the structure. The resident informed...
   

Johnson Road Closed Due to Blowing/Drifting Snow

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La Porte County Sheriff's Office announced that Johnson Rd. is closed to thru traffic due to blowing and drifting snow. Please avoid the area of Johnson Rd. as it is impassible.
Other roads, such as SR 2 West are also...
   

IN Toll Road Winter WX Ban Through 11 CST Saturday

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A Winter Weather Ban continues through noon EST/11am CST tomorrow according to Officials with the Indiana Toll Road. The ban is in effect for the entire length of the Indiana Toll Road for all triple, long double and high profile...
   

Portage Mayor Responds to Snow Help Criticism

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Mayor James Snyder
The Mayor's Office in Portage has issued a statement in response to published criticism from some city council members over sending Portage plows to assist with Gary snow removal efforts this week.  Some parts of Gary received...

   

EB I-94 Reopens, Crash Probe Could Take Months

Indiana State Police say the investigation into a massive deadly pileup on I-94 in blinding snow near Michigan City Thursday afternoon could take months to complete. Police say approximately 46 vehicles were involved - 18 semis, two straight trucks, and...
   

Valpo Salt Management Plan Now in Effect

Valparaiso Public Works officials today announced their salt management plan is now in effect in what's been a very challenging winter.  Officials say last year's mild winter left them with more than six-thousand tons of salt for this season -...
   

I-94 Crash Investigation Could Take Weeks

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I-94 Eastbound under County Road 400 just west of Wozniak Road at approximately 2:30 pm CST Thursday. [submitted via Facebook/photo credit Sarah Hyska, who we're told took this photo with her phone from a school bus window].
Indiana State Police...
   

3 Dead in Horrific 46-Vehicle Pileup on I-94


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[Photo from Indiana State Police]
Troopers with the Indiana State Police continue to investigate a massive pileup in blinding snow that resulted in three fatalities on eastbound Interstate 94 near Michigan City Thursday afternoon. At least twenty people were hurt....
   

Update, New Photo - Deadly I94 Pileup


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(Photo Courtesy of Indiana State Police Lowell Post)
EB I-94 East of Michigan City. Troopers confirm three fatalities and more than 20 injured.
Indiana State Police say EB I-94 will most likely be closed until tomorrow.
Indiana State Police Lowell...
   

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