Winter weather advisory cancelled for Elkhart County
Posted: 02/04/2013 at 9:00 am
By: Sharon Hernandez
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A back hoe loader with a snow blade is used to clear snow at Concord Mall 2/2/2013. Snow removal crews were kept busy around the area after fresh snow blanketed Elkhart County. (Truth Photo By J. Tyler Klassen)
George Taylor dumps snow in the city lot at the corner of Sixth Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive 2/4/2013. The snow had been collected from a downtown parking lots adjacent to the NIBCO Water and Ice Park. (Truth Photo By J. Tyler Klassen)
Hernan Bermudez clears snow from the NICBCO Water and Ice Park 2/4/2013. Bermudez works for the Elkhart City Building and Grounds Department. (Truth Photo By J. Tyler Klassen)
An Elkhart City crew clears snow from a parking lot near the NIBCO Water and Ice Park 2/4/2013. (Truth Photo By J. Tyler Klassen)
But roads may continue to be treated throughout the afternoon and heading into the evening and they may still be snow covered and slick in some areas.
Todd Anderson, assistant director of the 911 Communication Center in Elkhart County, said there have been about 25 reported accidents in the county since 4 a.m., all of which were slide-offs or involving property damage. In Elkhart City, there have been about eight reports of accidents, all of which were minor, since 4 a.m. according to dispatch.
Snow is still expected to fall this afternoon, leaving untreated roads covered and slick. Visibility may be reduced at times, according to the NWS.
The Indiana Department of Transportation TrafficWise system shows road conditions are still “difficult,” with snow-covered roadways, in Elkhart and LaGrange Counties.
A winter weather system that moved into the Midwest from Iowa this morning and early afternoon will have moved from the area by late afternoon. Snow accumulations near the lake are expected to be from five to 10 inches by late Monday evening. In other areas, however, snow accumulation is expected to be of two to five inches.
In the areas of St. Joseph County in Indiana and Cass County in Michigan, snow accumulations of four to seven inches are expected.