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Mobile Home Fire at LaPorte Village

LaPorte PD
No injuries were reported after a mobile home fire Wednesday at LaPorte Village, in the one-thousand block of East State Road 2. LaPorte Police report officers arrived at the scene and observed smoke coming from the structure. The resident informed...
 

Johnson Road Closed Due to Blowing/Drifting Snow

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La Porte County Sheriff's Office announced that Johnson Rd. is closed to thru traffic due to blowing and drifting snow. Please avoid the area of Johnson Rd. as it is impassible.
Other roads, such as SR 2 West are also...
 

IN Toll Road Winter WX Ban Through 11 CST Saturday

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A Winter Weather Ban continues through noon EST/11am CST tomorrow according to Officials with the Indiana Toll Road. The ban is in effect for the entire length of the Indiana Toll Road for all triple, long double and high profile...
 

Portage Mayor Responds to Snow Help Criticism

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Mayor James Snyder
The Mayor's Office in Portage has issued a statement in response to published criticism from some city council members over sending Portage plows to assist with Gary snow removal efforts this week.  Some parts of Gary received...

 

EB I-94 Reopens, Crash Probe Could Take Months

Indiana State Police say the investigation into a massive deadly pileup on I-94 in blinding snow near Michigan City Thursday afternoon could take months to complete. Police say approximately 46 vehicles were involved - 18 semis, two straight trucks, and...
 

Valpo Salt Management Plan Now in Effect

Valparaiso Public Works officials today announced their salt management plan is now in effect in what's been a very challenging winter.  Officials say last year's mild winter left them with more than six-thousand tons of salt for this season -...
 

I-94 Crash Investigation Could Take Weeks

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I-94 Eastbound under County Road 400 just west of Wozniak Road at approximately 2:30 pm CST Thursday. [submitted via Facebook/photo credit Sarah Hyska, who we're told took this photo with her phone from a school bus window].
Indiana State Police...
 

3 Dead in Horrific 46-Vehicle Pileup on I-94


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[Photo from Indiana State Police]
Troopers with the Indiana State Police continue to investigate a massive pileup in blinding snow that resulted in three fatalities on eastbound Interstate 94 near Michigan City Thursday afternoon. At least twenty people were hurt....
 

Update, New Photo - Deadly I94 Pileup


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(Photo Courtesy of Indiana State Police Lowell Post)
EB I-94 East of Michigan City. Troopers confirm three fatalities and more than 20 injured.
Indiana State Police say EB I-94 will most likely be closed until tomorrow.
Indiana State Police Lowell...
 

Deadly Massive I94 Pileup in Whiteout Conditions

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[Photo from Indiana State Police]
The latest information on a massive pileup on eastbound Interstate 94 near Michigan City is that three people have been confirmed dead as of 6:30 pm CST.  Here is the update issued by Indiana State...
 

ISP: 3 Confirmed Dead, EB I-94 Closed Until Further Notice

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(Photo Courtesy of Indiana State Police Lowell Post)
Indiana State Police Lowell Post now reports three people confirmed dead after a massive pile up on I-94, near Michigan City. Indiana State Police Sgt. Ann Wojas (whoa-juss) told the Region News...
   

Winter WX Ban On IN Toll Rd Starts Friday

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Officials with the Indiana Toll Road have issued a Winter Weather Ban starting at noon EST/11 CST tomorrow through noon EST/11am CST Saturday. The ban is in effect for the entire length of the Indiana Toll Road for all Triple,...
   

Two Confirmed Dead in Massive Pile Up on I-94

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(Photo Courtesy of ISP Lowell)
In bitter cold and snowy conditions, a deadly multi-vehicle crash involving several semis shut eastbound I-94 near Michigan City. LaPorte County Coroner John Sullivan says I-94, near Michigan City got glazed over very quick and...
   

ISP: Stay Away from EB/WB I-94 from MC to Mich St Line

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(Photo Courtesy of Indiana State Police Lowell Post)
Motorists are being asked to avoid I-94, both east and westbound, from Michigan City to the Indiana/Michigan State line, as the lake effect snow band in that area has caused a massive...
   

Avoid I-94 from Michigan City to IN/MI State Line, Massive Pile Up

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Motorists are being asked to avoid I-94, both east and westbound, from Michigan City to the Indiana/Michigan State line, as the lake effect snow band in that area has caused a massive pile up of cars and semis, with one...
   

Murder Charges Filed Against Suspect in Purdue Shooting

The Purdue University teaching assistant who allegedly shot and killed a fellow teaching assistant on the West Lafayette campus Tuesday had murder charges filed against him today. Published reports say 21 year old Andrew Boldt suffered both gunshot and knife...
   

Preliminary Approval to Boating Restrictions

The Indiana Natural Resources Commission this week gave preliminary approval to a change in the Indiana DNR law enforcement rules establishing boating restrictions on portions of Lake Michigan. Officials say the changes address improvements to facilities in East Chicago adjacent...
   

Flu Deaths Rise to 19 in Indiana

A report released today shows flu-related deaths have reached 19 in Indiana. The Indiana State Department of Health will not name individual counties with influenza deaths unless there have been five or more, and currently St. Joseph County in northern...
   

More Lake Effect Likely This Morning

Just before 9am (CST) today the National Weather Service in Chicago got word out about more lake effect likely to impact the Region this morning. Here's info:
Lake effect snow will continue to develop and move south southwest across...

   

Indiana OUCC Says Protect Your Pipes

The Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor (OUCC) wants Hoosiers to remember to protect their pipes when temps plummet. Here's the information they're getting out:
Cold weather can cause serious plumbing problems if you don’t take proper precautions. Water pipes...
   

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