70 accidents reported during Wednesday morning commute
Posted: 03/13/2013 at 11:00 am
By: Sharon Hernandez
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An Elkhart city employee clears a sidewalk near the post office downtown after an overnight snow caused slick condition Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Snow left many roads icy and slick causing many accidents on the morning commute. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard)
A group of ducks wades through the snow along the boat launch at Edgewater Park Wednesday, March 13, 2013, in Elkhart. After a brief period of warmer weather, Elkhart received just over 2 inches of snow overnight and into Wednesday. (Truth Photo By Ryan Dorgan)
Gus Bozzuto takes an afternoon stroll through Walker Park after an overnight snowfall on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, in Elkhart. “I walk this park every day, seven days a week, even in the snow” Bozzuto said. “I do it for my health. It keeps my doctor happy.” (Truth Photo By Ryan Dorgan)
Snow showers that started Tuesday evening left the roads icy and slick for morning commuters.
According to the National Weather Service, the snow showers left about 2.7 inches of snow in Elkhart. The NWS measured 1.7 inches of snow in Mishawaka and about 1.2 inches in LaGrange.
In the county, there were more than 70 accidents reported in the morning between 4 and 10:30 a.m., according to Todd Anderson, assistant director of the Elkhart County 911 center. More than a dozen accidents were reported in the city of Elkhart, according to dispatchers.
Most of the accidents only involved property damage or minor injuries.
Scattered snow showers will continue this afternoon, with a total daytime accumulation of an inch. However, the NWS reports “no hazardous weather is expected at this time.”
According to the NWS, there is a slight chance snow or rain showers will continue tomorrow, with a chance of precipitation of 20 percent.