Indiana Weather: Lake-effect snow has parts of NW IN waking up to White Christmas

INDIANA (WLS) -- Lake-effect snow in northwest Indiana has some in the Chicago area waking up to a White Christmas Friday morning.

Some areas only received a dusting, but white-out conditions and hazardous roads were reported in other places, including the Indiana Tollway in LaPorte County, where a plow needed to be towed off the side of the road.

The conditions tricky for driving, but it's still a welcome Christmas sight for Michigan City resident Teare Russel.

"For two years we haven't had snow so for it to be snowing now, it feels good. It's a blessing," said Russell. ""I think this will bring happiness to a lot of people. We had an off year."

The snow in northwest Indiana is expected to end by mid-morning.

Of course some people may be heading outside for a Christmas Mass, so be sure to give yourself extra time this morning in case the roads are dicey in your area. And definitely bring a jacket with bitter cold temperatures across the Chicago area.
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