Winter weather results in difficult driving, power outages, school delays & closings

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(Jon Zimney/95.3 MNC)

High winds and snow made for difficult driving as the work and school week began.

INDOT says roads were not pre-treated because the rain would have washed it away.

Before 9 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 26, there were two inches of snow in South Bend, and nearly twice that amount in Buchanan.

A power outage impacted as many as 19 ,000 Indiana Michigan Power and NIPSCO customers, and a number of schools were delayed or cancelled. Ivy Tech Community College in South Bend and Elkhart County were among those that delayed opening until around midday.

The U.S. Coast Guard warned people to stay away from Lake Michigan, saying it could experience waves as high as 18 feet during the storm.

Other areas had it worse: Parts of Chicago saw up to a foot of snow with wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour.

Nationwide there were more than 6000 flights headed to or out of the U.S. cancelled as a result of the storm as it battered the Midwest.

At South Bend International Airport there several delays and cancellations.

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