Written statement issued Wednesday morning related to the Indiana Toll Road ban extension.
A WINTER WEATHER BAN HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR THE INDIANA TOLL ROAD – EFFECTIVE (midnight tonight) 12:00am EST Wednesday, January 12, 2011, UNTIL 5:00pm EST Wednesday, January 12, 2011 HAS BEEN EXTENDED THROUGH 8:00am THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 2011
THIS BAN IS EFFECTIVE FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS OF THE INDIANA TOLL ROAD:
MP 24 (Portage Toll Plaza) in Porter Co. through MP 72 (South Bend West Toll Plaza) in St. Joe Co.
THIS WINTER WEATHER BAN IS IN EFFECT FOR ALL LONG DOUBLES AND TRIPLES (ALL LONG DOUBLES INCLUDING STEEL HAULERS)
From the National Weather Service
Lake Effect Snow Warning in effect….
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORTHERN INDIANA HAS ISSUED A LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 AM EST THURSDAY. THE LAKE EFFECT SNOW WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.
* TIMING...MODERATE TO LOCALLY HEAVY SNOW SHOWERS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP TOWARD DAYBREAK AND CONTINUE THROUGH TONIGHT.
* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...ACCUMULATIONS OF 4 TO 10 INCHES ARE EXPECTED...WITH POSSIBLE LOCAL HIGHER AMOUNTS ESPECIALLY IN WESTERN ST. JOSEPH COUNTY.
* OTHER IMPACTS...ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW COVERED AND CLOGGED DUE TO ADDITIONAL MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW. VISIBILITIES WILL ALSO BECOME GREATLY REDUCED IN MODERATE TO HEAVY LAKE EFFECT SNOW SHOWERS.
This ban will be re-evaluated at 5:00pm EST on Wednesday, January 12, 2011
For up to date weather information, please visit the National Weather Service at http://www.crh.noaa.gov/iwx/
At this time, the Indiana Toll Road remains open for travel for all vehicles not included in this winter weather ban. As usual, the snow plowing crews are doing their best to keep the road as clear as possible for your safe passage. Although we’re doing our best to provide the safest conditions possible, it’s always important to use caution when traveling in inclement weather.