Winter Storm Update: February 24 & 25, 2016

Last Updated on February 25, 2016 by cassnetwork

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Check the travel status map here.

Check our list of closings and delays here.

See bottom of this page for info on reporting an outage to LMU or NIPSCO

Thursday, Feb. 25

Cass, Miami, Howard, Tippecanoe and Clinton Counties are under yellow travel advisory (use extreme caution). Pulaski, Carroll White, Wabash & Hamilton Counties are under orange travel watch (only essential travel recommended). Fulton County are under a red travel warning (individuals are directed to refrain from all travel).

CARROLL WHITE REMC OUTAGES

As of 4:30 pm Wednesday, Feb. 24,  2016: Carroll White REMC is reporting nearly 5,000 outages due to the inclement weather.  Snow, ice, and strong winds are making it difficult to restore service, however crews are working to get everyone back on.  Four crews from outside the service territory have been called in to assist and they will continue to work to restore service through the night.

PARKING, TRASH PICKUP IN LOGANSPORT

Mayor Dave Kitchell announced today that the city will no longer be towing properly parked vehicles from city streets unless there is a prolonged snow emergency. Previously, vehicles were towed if owners failed to move cars to one side of the street to allow city plows to clear parking areas.

In the interim, the snow accumulation will mean that Logansport trash pick-up routes will be delayed until at least 7 a.m. Thursday and may be postponed entirely Thursday depending on weather conditions.

 

INDOT Severe Winter Weather Update #1 – 2/24/16:

As of 12 p.m. eastern time: The entire Northwest District of INDOT is under a Winter Storm Warning. In addition a Blizzard Warning is in effect for LaPorte, St. Joseph, Starke, Pulaski, Marshall, Fulton and White Counties.  Snow will be heavy at times, reducing visibility and creating white out conditions.  North winds will increase to 20 to 30 MPH with gusts as high as 40 to 45 MPH possible.  The majority of our district is seeing heavy snow already, with blowing and drifting snow, and travel conditions are expected to continue to deteriorate throughout the day and night. Currently we’re seeing slick and snow-covered roads across the entire district.

INDOT plow/salt crews have been attacking this winter storm since early this morning, before the first flake fell, with salt, sand, and plows. Crews will remain in full call-out, 24 hour a day, until the storm passes and roads are clear. Current forecasts predict potentially 2” of snow an hour falling with this storm. The average INDOT plow route can take two hours or more to complete a full cycle, meaning slick and snow-covered roads should be expected through tomorrow. INDOT is utilizing all resources available to battle this severe storm, including bringing trucks and crews from the southern part of the state.

INDOT is asking all drivers to stay off the roads, if possible. Despite our best efforts, conditions will be dangerous. If you must drive, slow down, don’t follow too closely, brake early, and drive to the conditions on the roads. It is unsafe to travel the speed limit in conditions like these. In addition, please give our INDOT crews plenty of room to work on the roads.

To report an outage to Logansport Municipal Utilities: Call (574) 753-6231 during regular business hours or 574-753-6236 after hours.

To report an outage to NIPSCO:

1.        Text: Text “Out” to 444111. (You will receive a responses confirming your address and contact information.)
2.        Online: NIPSCO.com
3.        Mobile Device: m.nipsco.com
4.        Phone: 1-800-4-NIPSCO (1-800-464-7726)