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AG Monitoring Propane Prices as Shortage Worsens

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Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is urging Hoosiers to conserve the amount of propane used to heat as weather conditions and supply shortages worsen. Zoeller says the propane shortage is being felt across the Midwest and that a number of...

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Warming Centers Available in Michigan City

Officials in Michigan City are reminding residents that warming center locations are available for those who need them. Mayor Ron Meer says brutally cold air is expected to stick with us through next week, with temperatures in the single digits...

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Extreme Cold Presents Health Risks, So Plan Ahead

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State Health Officials are recommending Hoosiers take steps to plan for the extreme cold as it is expected to be with us over the next several days. State Health Commissioner William VanNess, M.D. Is encouraging everyone to stay indoors as...

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Only Essential Travel Advised in LaPorte County

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The LaPorte County Board of Commissioners this afternoon issued a “Travel Watch” for LaPorte County. The LaPorte County Sheriff's Office reports conditions along LaPorte County roadways have deteriorated and very high winds and cold temperatures led to the closure of...

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Mobile Home Fire at LaPorte Village

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Valpo Salt Management Plan Now in Effect

Valparaiso Public Works officials say last year's mild winter left them with more than six-thousand tons of salt for this season - double what they used last year. However this year, they've already gone through about two-thirds of their supply, leaving just two-thousand tons for the rest of the winter. And, because of the high demand, there's no additional salt to purchase. The changes will include adding sand to the city's salt mixture, not salting entire stretches of roadway from start to finish but using salt judiciously on hills, curves, roundabouts, intersections -stop signs and stoplights-, railroad crossings, bridges, school zones, and turn lanes, and not spreading salt in neighborhoods. Neighborhood streets, officials say, will still be plowed and passable.

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