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Winter storm: Road alerts

5:15 p.m.: The Napier Avenue bridge in St. Joseph, Michigan has reopened.

5:00 p.m.: The roads are so bad in Marshall County that officials are telling drivers to stay off the roads. The travel advisory is in effect for all of Marshall County. The emergency manager said that travel should be restricted because the snow has caused a hazardous situation. A number of accidents and slide-offs have been reported county-wide.

4:45 p.m.: In St. Joseph Michigan, Napier Avenue Bridge (next to the Lakeland Hospital) has been shut down because of numerous accidents on the bridge.

5:00 p.m.: The roads are so bad in Marshall County that officials are telling drivers to stay off the roads. The travel advisory is in effect for all of Marshall County. The emergency manager said that travel should be restricted because the snow has caused a hazardous situation. A number of accidents and slide-offs have been reported county-wide.

The Indiana State Police have issued the following driving tips:

  • Do not call city, county or state police to check on road conditions – police agencies across the state want to keep phone lines open for emergency phone calls
  • Visit www.TrafficWise.IN.gov or dial toll-free 1-800-261-ROAD (7623) for updated Indiana travel information, including road conditions, road closures, construction information, crashes and other traffic alerts
  • A fully charged and functioning cell phone is your best friend when traveling
  • Vehicles left abandoned along interstate and state road right-of-ways are subject to immediate removal over the course of inclement weather events
  • Avoid travel that is not absolutely necessary so road crews may work more efficiently to clear major roads
  • If you must travel, leave early, reduce speed and increase the following distance between your car and the vehicle in front of you

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