Winter weather alerts in effect for parts of Indiana, Michigan

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Monday, December 18, 2023
Strong winds hit Chicago; snow closes MI highway
Strong winds snapped tree branches in Chicago, and snow closed a highway in Michigan.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for parts of northwest Indiana Monday.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Northern La Porte County until 4 a.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday.

The National Weather Service says areas under the advisory could see 2 to 5 inches of snow, with winds gusting as high as 35 to 40 mph.

The NWS said the conditions will significantly reduce visibility.

Marshall, northern Kosciusko and western St. Joseph are also covered by the advisory.

In Michigan, a Winter Storm Warning is in effect until 4 a.m. EST Tuesday for Berrien County, where the NWS said they could receive 4 to 8 inches of snow, with wind gusts of up to 35 to 45 mph.

A portion of Interstate 94 in Kalamazoo County, Michigan was shut down Monday afternoon due to multiple crashes.

Several cars have collided in the eastbound lanes at mile marker 66, near the Mattawan exit.

The Michigan Department of Transportation is warning people of hazardous travel conditions amid the winter weather there.

Several cars were damaged Monday in Logan Square when strong winds snapped tree branches, as well.