Snowfall causing hazardous roads during Christmas travel

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NILES, MI. — It’ll be a Christmas to remember for those who love snow, as the showers will continue into the morning hours of the holiday.

Some are taking the time to make sure they are prepared for the winter ahead, while others are rejoicing at the first sign of a snowy Christmas.

“Let it snow, let it snow, I can’t sign,” sang Niles resident Paris Jackson.

The white stuff will cover most of Michiana, with the bulk of it falling in Berrien and Cass Counties through Christmas afternoon.

Leaving those stuck driving in it, less than thrilled.

“I’m kind of sad it finally came, you know, I drive back and forth from South Bend, so I’m definitely not ready for this type of weather...I am,” said Niles resident Jasmine Wright, while her daughter shared her thoughts at the end.

While the snow falls, if you are out on the roads, it’s always good to make sure your vehicle is ready. Considering this is the biggest snowfall we’ve seen so far this season.

“Keep an eye on the tires, make sure they’re all aired up, and don’t let the vehicle run low on fuel,” said the Owner of M 51 Auto Sales Jim Manwarren.

Manwarren, owns M 51 Auto Sales in Niles, and he explained, you need to keep your car stocked, just in case you get stranded.

“Hat, gloves, face coverings, boots, scarf, emergency supplies in the vehicle, water, jumper cables, blanket, and some food supplies if you have any,” said Manwarren.

For many in Michiana, they’re used to all this lake effect.

Drivers tell me it is really all about common sense, and being as prepared as possible.

“Just drive slow, and make sure your breaks are working well, and make sure you have good tires, to make sure you are prepared for this weather,” said White.

The snow showers should wind down by Christmas afternoon, but for those who wished for a snowy Christmas, it looks like Santa came through.

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