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Lake County Lake Effect Snow Totals

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This was Griffith Tuesday [Photo/Alia in Griffith]
It looks like Griffith and areas right around town took the brunt of the snow-making machine that was the lake effect snow band that hit Lake County on Tuesday.  Preliminary snow totals from...

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INDOT: Avoid Traveling in NW Lake Co So Plows Can Clear Roads

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NORTHWESTERN LAKE COUNTY, Ind. – More than two feet of lake effect snow in less than 10 hours, white-out conditions, and clogged traffic have hindered Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) crews from clearing I-80/94, I-65, and other state highways in...

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NICTD: Parking Lots Covered with Snow

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All trains are expected to run normally.  The snow is concentrated in Miller thru East Chicago.  Parking lots are currently snow covered.  Crews have been clearing platforms multiple times throughout the day.  We’ve also been clearing driving lanes in parking...

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DeMotte Woman Injured When Car Goes Airborne on I-65

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In Lake County, Indiana State Police say a 44-year-old Demotte woman was injured this morning when she lost control of her car on I-65 and it went airborne into some trees.
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Travel Advisories Issued: Lake and Porter Under Watch

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Travel advisories have been issued by the Indiana Department of Homeland Security for parts of northwest Indiana and elsewhere in the state. Lake and Porter are up to the Watch level, which is just one level below a Warning. Starke...

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Heavy Snow About to Hit Porter County

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The National Weather Service in Chicago reports that after 3:30pm this afternoon moderate to possibly heavy snow may push onshore from the north into the northwest portion of Porter County, which may result in rapidly deteriorating road conditions. Meanwhile the...

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Purdue Shooting Update, Pence Statement

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One person is dead ... after a shooting on the campus of Purdue University in West Lafayette today. Chief of Purdue University Police Department John Cox says the shooter is in custody and seemed...

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ISP: Traffic on I-80/94 at a Standstill

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Lake County-Traffic on I-80/94 into Lake County is to a standstill due to a band of snow that has stalled over this area. Specifically in the area from Broadway west to Kennedy...

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Authorities: Stay Off the Roads

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Griffith Public Works Director Rick Konopasek told the Region News Team this morning that it was snowing harder than he can remember...estimating 16-to-18 inches. He urges everyone to stay off the roads in Griffth....

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One Person in Custody, One Dead in Purdue University Shooting

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One person is in custody and another is dead after a shooting occurred around noon on the campus of Purdue University in West Lafayette. ABC News reports the victim is a male but his identity...

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Lake Effect Affecting Lake County

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Here's what it looked like in East Chicago this morning
Lake effect is making its move into Lake County, Indiana, and visibility has dropped considerably in areas of heavy snow. The snow band is affecting a number of communities, including...

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Human Skull Found Could Be Pre-1940

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Multiple agencies are investigating the discovery of a human skull in Porter County that appears to date back several decades. Authorities say the skull was uncovered off of Meridian Road, just north of US 6, by the Precision Pipeline Company...

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City of Gary Implements Snow Plan

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Gary, IN – City of Gary officials have once again implemented their snow plan today in anticipation of snow showers and 4-8 inches of lake effect snow later this evening and into the early morning hours.
Current weather forecasts show
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Cook Co Jail Announcement Regarding Extreme WX

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The Cook County Sheriff's Office reports, at this time, there is no change to their jail visitation schedule, but announced they have activated their 24-hour weather hotline. Sheriff Thomas Dart says family and friends of detainees may call the hotline...

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AUDIO: Dr. Wolf on Lake Effect Snow and Cold Temps

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Lake effect snow and frigid temperatures are expected to move into northwest Indiana starting tonight.  The Region News Team today spoke with Associate Professor of Meteorology at Valparaiso University, Dr. Bart Wolf.  To hear our interview regarding projected snow totals...

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New Study Links Smart Phone Usage to Poor Grades

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A new study...on the relationship between smart phones and grades for college students. ABC News reports how often are college kids on their phones could be related...to their grades. Researchers at Kent State University randomly chose 500 university students...asking about...

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Save Energy During the Cold Weather

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Cold temperatures hitting the Hoosier state again this week means an increased demand for energy, which can lead to higher energy costs. Energy Indiana suggests Hoosiers get a home energy assessment to make sure you are using energy wisely. Officials...

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Two Men Charged After Numerous Burglaries and Thefts

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Michigan City Police today announced a recent investigation into a report of a stolen truck on Sunday, January 12 th , as well as numerous burglaries and thefts...

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INDOT: Avoid Unnecessary Travel with Lake Effect Snow

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NORTHWEST INDIANA –Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) crews are pretreating roads today and prepping equipment ahead of heavy lake effect snow that’s predicted to fall in our Northwestern Indiana District.
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Valparaiso Reiterates its Snow Response Policy

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The city of Valparaiso is reiterating its snow response policy in light of the anticipated lake effect snow expected to strike northwest Indiana. City officials report their snow removal team will be at work around the clock to clear the...

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