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Bob Gove, Elkhart, kayaks the St. Joseph near along State Road 120 east of Elkhart on Tuesday March 5, 2013. Gove says he prefers to kayak on days it snows. Gove was hoping to kayak from one to two hours Tuesday. (Truth Photo By J. Tyler Klassen) (AP)

Bob Gove, Elkhart, carries his kayak into the St. Joseph river at the Six Span Bridge public access Tuesday March 5, 2013. Gove says he prefers to kayak on days it snows. Gove was hoping to kayak from one to two hours Tuesday. (Truth Photo By J. Tyler Klassen) (AP)

Bob Gove, Elkhart, carries his kayak into the St. Joseph river at the Six Span Bridge public access Tuesday March 5, 2013. Gove says he prefers to kayak on days it snows. Gove was hoping to kayak from one to two hours Tuesday. (Truth Photo By J. Tyler Klassen) (AP)

Houston Hardy made sure to bundle up his dog Amor before taking her out for a walk Tuesday, March 5, 2013, along South Second Street in Elkhart. The National Weather Service called for 5 to 7 inches of snow through Tuesday evening with winds up to 15 to 20 mph throughout much of Northern Indiana. (Truth Photo By Ryan Dorgan) (AP)
Heavy snow complicates evening commute
Posted on March 5, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.

ELKHART – Winter Storm Saturn made Elkhart County roadways slippery for the evening commute Tuesday, March 5.

Elkhart County 911 Dispatch reported 44 traffic accidents between 4 and 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Among these accidents were eleven vehicles that slid off the roadway and four accidents involving injuries.

A dispatcher said she was still receiving calls for accidents at 7 p.m.

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for northern Indiana ahead of the storm and predicted snow accumulation between 5 and 7 inches, with the heaviest snowfall from 6 p.m. Tuesday to 12 a.m. Wednesday.

The National Weather Service predicts a slight chance of snow showers on Wednesday, with skies clearing Thursday.

Clear skies will continue through the weekend with high temperatures reaching the mid-40s for Saturday and Sunday.