Crews clear roads after snowstorm hits northwest Indiana

Indiana roadways are in rough condition after many towns received more than six inches of snow during Saturday's snowstorm.
February 1, 2014 8:39:11 PM PST
The latest blast of winter weather hit northwest Indiana hard.

Indiana roadways are in rough condition after many towns received more than six inches of snow during Saturday's snowstorm.

Indiana officials are asking residents to be careful as roads turn slick under the mix of snow and ice.

"The one thing we want Gary residents to do is stay home. If they don't have to go out, stay in the house. This is a great day to play games, watch television," Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson said.

The mayor thanked snow plow and salt truck drivers for working hard as residents dug out.

Some Indiana residents, however, are sick of clearing off snow yet again.

''There's no place for it to go. There is no place for it to go anymore. It's just ridiculous,'' said Indiana resident Marsha Hasman.

Earlier in Gary, Mayor Karen Freeman Wilson said, Gary is doing okay in terms of salt supplies and cleanup ability, but they are getting to the point where they don't know what to do with all the accumulating snow.

''As it snows more and more you're becoming concerned as to how high you pile it, whether you're obstructing traffic, so now were talking about whether you need to lift it to parks and other places and were getting to that tipping point,'' Mayor Wilson said.

January 2014 is in the record books as one of the snowiest and one of the coldest. February may not be much better.


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