Elkhart County still under winter weather advisory this morning
Posted: 02/22/2013 at 9:55 am
By: Sharon Hernandez
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Elkhart city crews work to clear snow from Main Street in downtown early Friday, Feb. 22, 2013. Michiana woke up to snow making the drive to work more difficult. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard)
Motorists move slowly down Elkhartís Main Street on a snowy February morning. Travel was slowed this morning, Feb. 22, 2013, due to snow. (Truth photo by Jennifer Shephard)
An Elkhart Community Schools bus travels down Main Street in Elkhart this morning, Feb. 22, 2013.
A winter weather advisory remains in effect for Elkhart County Friday morning, Feb. 22, until noon.
A band of moderate snow has now shifted to the northeast, according to the National Weather Service, but sleet and freezing rain are expected to continue throughout the morning.
Little, if any, additional snow or ice accumulations are expected. However, roads in some areas of the county may still be slick and snow covered throughout the morning. Travel in Elkhart County was slow-going this morning for many motorists. There were 15 to 20 accidents reported in the city of Elkhart and in Elkhart County. None were serious, according to dispatchers.
According to a press release from the Bremen and Toll Road Districts from the Indiana State Police, state troopers worked on several crashes and slide-offs in the counties of St. Joseph, Elkhart, Marshall and Kosciusko. They expect to continue working this morning while the roads remain slick, according to the press release.
The ISP also urges drivers to use caution while driving throughout the rest of the day, and to allow extra time for travel.