Travel advisories issued for LaPorte, St. Joseph, Elkhart, Marshall and Kosciusko counties

Meteorologists say the heaviest snowfall is likely over, but road conditions are still dangerous throughout northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan.

Olive, Warren and Green townships were placed under a travel warning on Thursday morning, according to the St. Joseph County Police Department. Only emergency travel and snow plows are allowed to drive in those townships.

The rest of the county is under a travel watch, which means only essential travel like going to work is advised.

“Be aware that the road conditions are very poor; the plows and salt trucks need to do their jobs and can do that safer and faster with less vehicles to worry about,” St. Joseph County Police said in a Facebook post. “Emergency vehicles also need to be able to get through as well.”

LaPorte County was placed under a travel warning at about 8 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, meaning that only emergency travel is allowed. County government offices also closed as the county declared a state of emergency just before 8:45 a.m.

Marshall County has been under a travel warning since Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 24.

Elkhart and Kosciusko counties are also under a travel watch.

Several schools, businesses and churches closed on Thursday because of the weather. Check out the full list.


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