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CANCELLATIONS/DELAYS

  • Food Bank of Northern Indiana and Community Food Pantry of St. Joseph County closed Tuesday and Wednesday.
  • Women's Care Centers in St. Joseph County closed Tuesday. 
  • Berrien RESA will be closed Tuesday.
  • Michigan City Area Schools - School Board meeting cancelled on Tuesday.
  • ETHOS Innovation Center in Elkhart will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday.
  • The LGBTQ Center in South Bend will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday due to weather.
  • Fuson's Eclectic Martial Arts & Fitness-Zumba in South Bend has cancelled Monday evening classes. 
  • Goshen city offices will be closed Wednesday and Thursday, with only essential staff working. All City Boards and Commission meetings are canceled for the rest of the week.
  • The Interurban Trolley will offer free fares on all fixed-route trolleys Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
  • Goshen: Borden Waste-Away will not run on Wednesday. As of Monday afternoon, the plan is to delay pickup by one day through the rest of the week. Normal schedules will resume Monday, Feb. 4.
  • Walkerton: Trash and recycling pickup has been delayed until February 1
  • Republic Services has made the following changes to trash and recycling pickup in Mishawaka: Wednesday and Thursday trash will be picked up on Saturday, Friday trash pickup will occur as normal, they will double up on recycling the following week on Wednesday, 2/6/19 and Thursday, 2/7/19.
  • IU South Bend and the Elkhart Center will be closed on Tuesday, January 29, Wednesday, January 30 and Thursday, January 31. The campus will re-open Friday, February 1.
  • St Joseph County offices and facilities will be closed due to weather on Wednesday, January 30 and Thursday, January 31, 2019.
  • Saint Mary's will close Tuesday at 6 p.m. and will reopen on Friday, February 1
  • ABC Clinic of Pet Refuge will be closed Wednesday
  • Women Build Committee meeting cancelled for Monday
  • The UAW Local 5 Retiree meeting for Wednesday, January 30 is cancelled. 
  • The Boys & Girls Clubs of Elkhart County will be close at 6 p.m. on Monday and will be closed Wednesday and Thursday, January 30-31. 
  • Etna Elevator will be closed Wednesday and Thursday this week. 
  • Moose Lodge in Buchanan, Michigan will be closed Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
  • The Warsaw Community Public Library will close at 1 p.m. Monday.
  • The University of Notre Dame will close at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 29 and reopen at 1 p.m. on Thursday, January 31. Student dining halls will remain open with extended hours. Food vendors at the Hesburgh Library and LaFortune Student Center will be closed.
  • All activities at Napier Church are canceled for Wednesday, January 30. 
  • KidsCare sites in Concord are closed on Monday.
  • Berrien RESA and the administrative center is closed Monday. All events are canceled also.
  • Three Oaks Township Public Library is closed Monday,
  • St. Joseph-Lincoln Senior Center is closed Monday
  • Buchanan District Library is closed Monday
  • New Buffalo Township Library is closed Monday
  • Ferry Street Resource Center will be closed all day on January 28.
  • Bingo, evening activities, and CCD classes at Holy Family Church are canceled Monday. 
  • View closures at Lakeland Health facilities
  • LoveWay Therapeutic Equestrian Services is closed Monday. All classes are cancelled. 
  • All athletic contests, practice, and conditioning involving La Porte High School are cancelled Monday.
  • All evening activities at River Oaks Community Church in Goshen are cancelled. 
  • All athletic events and practices for South Bend Schools are cancelled for Monday. 
  • The Cass County Administration Building and the Law and Courts Building will close Monday at 12 p.m.
  • Both Berrien County courthouses, the Administration Center, the County Health Department, and other non-essential county facilities are closing at 12 p.m. Monday and are expected to re-open on January 29.
  • All after school activities for Goshen Community Schools are cancelled for Monday.
  • Spicer Lake Nature Preserve will close early at 3:30 p.m. on Monday.
  • The Goshen Environmental Center will close early at 12 p.m. Monday.
  • The Berrien County Fair office will close at 1 p.m. on Monday.
  • The South Bend Kroc Center will remain open until 9 p.m. on Monday but all afternoon/ evening classes and programs are cancelled.
  • All evening activities at Penn Harris Madison elementary and middle schools are cancelled for Monday. Pennway Night School, the Penn Fitness Center, and Community Ed classes are also cancelled for tonight. The PHM Board Meeting is still taking place. Kids Club will remain open until 6 p.m.
  • Indiana University's Northwest campus is closed Monday.
  • Shipshewana Tech Committee meeting for January 30 has been cancelled
  • All youth and adult programming at Goshen Parks are cancelled on Monday.

WARMING CENTERS

  • UltraCamp at 123 E Main St. in Niles will be open Tuesday at 9 a.m. through Friday at 9 a.mm 
    • Soup and water available, bring blankets, bring pillows, bring personal entertainment, no showers available, no cots available
  • Michigan Heating and Cooling at 2439 11th St. in Niles will be open Tuesday at 3 p.m. through Saturday at 10 a.m.
    • No food or showers available, no cots available, bring blankets, bring pillows, bring personal entertainment  
  • Niles District Library at 620 E Main St. in Niles will be available during regular business hours, but check local news outlets for closures.
    •  Day facility ONLY, no food, drink provided, guests must adhere to library policies and rules
  • Nappanee will open a Warming Center at West Park Pavilion - 500 N. Nappanee Street, from Tuesday January 29 at 5 p.m. through Friday, February 1 at 8 a.m.
  • Michigan City warming centers
  • Additional warming centers

TRAFFIC/TRAVEL ADVISORIES

Check out the maps for travel conditions in your county.

POWER OUTAGES:

IF YOU GET STRANDED WHILE DRIVING

The Indiana State Police have released the following tips if you get stranded in your vehicle.

  • Before you leave, let someone know your route of travel.
  • Always keep your gas tank full when driving in cold weather.
  • Carry a winter survival kit in your car which is to include: blankets, extra warm clothes, flashlight, extra batteries, brightly colored cloth, sand or a bag of cat litter, shovel, candles and matches, non perishable high calorie foods, (nuts, raisins, and protein or energy bars), newspapers (for insulation), a first aid kit and jumper cables.
  • Do not leave your car if stranded, it is your best protection. Do not panic, an idling car only uses an average of one gallon of gas per hour.
  • Roll down a window a very small amount for fresh air.
  • Make sure the car's exhaust pipe is not blocked to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • At night, leave your dome light on.
  • Always have your cell phone and a charger so you can call the Indiana State Police or local police.

SAFETY TIPS FROM THE AMERICAN RED CROSS

Put Together a Supply Kit

  • Water—at least a 3-day supply; one gallon per person per day
  • Food—at least a 3-day supply of non-perishable, easy-to-prepare food
  • Flashlight
  • Battery-powered or hand-crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible)
  • Extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Medications (7-day supply) and medical items (hearing aids with extra batteries, glasses, contact lenses, syringes, etc.)
  • Multi-purpose tool
  • Sanitation and personal hygiene items
  • Copies of personal documents (medication list and pertinent medical information, proof of address, deed/lease to home, passports, birth certificates, insurance policies)
  • Cell phone with chargers
  • Family and emergency contact information
  • Extra cash
  • Baby supplies (bottles, formula, baby food, diapers)
  • Pet supplies (collar, leash, ID, food, carrier, bowl)
  • Tools/supplies for securing your home
  • Sand, rock salt or non-clumping kitty litter to make walkways and steps less slippery
  • Warm coats, gloves or mittens, hats, boots and extra blankets and warm clothing for all household members
  • Ample alternate heating methods such as fireplaces or wood- or coal-burning stoves

Remaining Safe During a Winter Storm

  • Listen to a NOAA Weather Radio or other local news channels for critical information on snow storms and blizzards from the National Weather Service (NWS).
  • Bring pets/companion animals inside during winter weather. Move other animals or livestock to sheltered areas and make sure that their access to food and water is not blocked by snow drifts, ice or other obstacles.
  • Running water, even at a trickle, helps prevent pipes from freezing.
  • All fuel-burning equipment should be vented to the outside and kept clear.
  • Keep garage doors closed if there are water supply lines in the garage.
  • Open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing. Be sure to move any harmful cleaners and household chemicals up out of the reach of children.
  • Keep the thermostat set to the same temperature both during the day and at night. By temporarily suspending the use of lower nighttime temperatures, you may incur a higher heating bill, but you can prevent a much more costly repair job if pipes freeze and burst.
  • Go to a designated public shelter if your home loses power or heat during periods of extreme cold.
  • Avoid driving when conditions include sleet, freezing rain or drizzle, snow or dense fog. If travel is necessary, keep a disaster supplies kit in your vehicle.
  • Before tackling strenuous tasks in cold temperatures, consider your physical condition, the weather factors and the nature of the task.
  • Protect yourself from frostbite and hypothermia by wearing warm, loose-fitting, lightweight clothing in several layers. Stay indoors, if possible.
  • Help people who require special assistance such as elderly people living alone, people with disabilities and children.

Caution: Carbon Monoxide Kills

  • Never use a generator, grill, camp stove or other gasoline, propane, natural gas or charcoal-burning devices inside a home, garage, basement, crawlspace or any partially enclosed area. Locate unit away from doors, windows and vents that could allow carbon monoxide to come indoors.
  • The primary hazards to avoid when using alternate sources for electricity, heating or cooking are carbon monoxide poisoning, electric shock and fire.
  • Install carbon monoxide alarms in central locations on every level of your home and outside sleeping areas to provide early warning of accumulating carbon monoxide.
  • If the carbon monoxide alarm sounds, move quickly to a fresh air location outdoors or by an open window or door.
  • Call for help from the fresh air location and remain there until emergency personnel arrive to assist you.
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