Sunday, September 21, 2014

Blizzard warning in effect until Monday morning

A snow emergency has been declared for Elkhart County.

Posted on Jan. 5, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Jan. 5, 2014 at 6:47 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning in effect until 7 a.m. Monday, Jan. 6, 2013 for Elkhart and nearby counties.

A wind chill warning also remains in effect from 1 a.m. Monday until 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Temperature will drop drastically overnight with lows between 5 below and 15 below zero, weather service says. Deadly wind chills between 30 below and 45 below can be expected Sunday night through Tuesday.

North winds will shift northwest and increase 25 to 35 mph, with gusts to 40 mph Sunday evening causing severe blowing and drifting.

Due to the winter storm, county agencies are working together to alleviate the poor road conditions, according to a press release from the Elkhart County Sheriff's Department.

No travel on county roadways is permitted during the emergency. The only exception to this provision is for emergency crews and county highway workers carrying out their official duties.

Elkhart County Highway is asking that citizens be patient as the roadways are still continuing to be cleared. It is very important to stay off the roadways until the emergency has been lifted.

 This undated booking photo provided by the Madera, Calif., County Jail shows Roel Soliz, 29. Soliz is one of five inmates who escaped from the jail in the Central Valley city of Madera, Calif., late Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. The five were being held on various charges including attempted murder and armed robbery. It's unclear how the men, who are believed to be gang members, escaped from the jail. Authorities say all five men should be considered armed and dangerous. (AP Photo/Madera County Jail)

Updated at 4:45 a.m.
 A burned out bus is shown near one of several homes that burned in the recent King fire near Icehouse in El Dorado County on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/The Sacramento Bee, Randall Benton)

Updated at 4:25 a.m.
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