LAPORTE — Winter has arrived with a thud in parts of northwestern Indiana with up to 9 inches of lake-effect snow in some areas.
The National Weather Service reported 9 inches of snow on the ground Tuesday in the LaPorte County town of Kingsbury, about 25 miles southwest of South Bend. It says the nearby communities of LaPorte, Rolling Prairie and New Carlisle received 8 inches of snow.
Indiana State Police say white-out conditions on the Indiana Toll Road contributed to numerous slide-offs and spinouts. No serious injuries were reported.
LaPorte County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Jim Sosinski says traffic was snarled for about two hours Tuesday morning after a semi pulling two trailers was unable to climb a steep grade on U.S. 20 north of LaPorte.