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February 2nd, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY TRAVEL UPGRADED: Will re-assess Tuesday afternoon for possible return to "normal"

February 2, 2015

Whitley County Travel Status Upgraded
A news release at 3:02 p.m. from the Whitley County Emergency Management Agency:
"It is the opinion of the Whitley County Highway Department, and other agencies responsible for reporting the conditions of the roadways in the county, that we upgrade our travel status from a WATCH to an ADVISORY. We will reassess conditions tomorrow afternoon and determine the safest course of action, as it relates to returning to NORMAL travel status, at that time."

ROADWAYS IMPROVE: Travel status moved to "advisory"

February 2, 2015

Local officials have moved the travel level from "watch" to "advisory" as road conditions have improved today.

GIRLS SECTIONAL: Pairings announced

February 2, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — The 40th Indiana high school girls basketball state tournament begins next week, with a total of 398 schools and 5,395 student-athletes gearing up for this year’s competition.
Sectional games are scheduled to begin Tuesday, Feb. 10 and championship games will be played Saturday, Feb. 14.

The regional round will be the following Saturday.
In sectional play, Columbia City’s girls will travel to Norwell for the second year in a row.

SNOWING SIDEWAYS: Snow storm dumps 13 inches on Whitley County

February 2, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY — The largest winter storm of the season dumped 13 inches of snow on Whitley County this weekend.
The storm began Saturday evening and picked up to near-blizzard conditions on Sunday, making travel extremely difficult.
The county began at an “advisory” level travel advisory, and eventually upgraded to a “watch” level travel advisory, meaning only necessary travel is advised.

LARWILL FIRE: One pronounced dead

February 2, 2015

LARWILL — One person was found dead inside a burning home in Larwill Sunday night.
Passersby on U.S. 30 reported the fire, which was in a home north of U.S. 30, just east of the gas station at Ind. 5, at 6810 W. U.S. 30 just before 6 p.m.

Because the property was located along U.S. 30, traffic was slowed and diverted off the snow-covered highway for more than two hours.

TRASH PICKUP DELAYED: Snow moves back trash pickup one day

February 2, 2015

The City of Columbia City announced this morning that Advanced Disposal will not be picking up trash on Monday, February 2nd, due to the snow storm. Trash pickup will be delayed one day, except for Friday. This delay means that Monday customers will be picked up on Tuesday, Tuesday customers on Wednesday, and Wednesday customers on Thursday. Friday will be on the normal schedule.
Customers with questions should contact the Mayor’s office at 260-248-5111.

BREAKING NEWS: PHIL SAYS "#SIXMOREWEEKSOFWINTER"

February 2, 2015

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – Just after 7:10 a.m., the "Top Hats," also known as the members of the Groundhog Club's Inner Circle, made their ceremonial march toward the stage, beginning the keynote event of a weekend filled with activity throughout the town of Punxsutawney, Pa.

Members of the Inner Circle greeted the crowd after they worked their way through it, then it was "time to get serious about the weather," as Jeff Lundy, vice president of the Groundhog Club, announced. At that point, the official festivities began with the introductions of the members of the Inner Circle.

February 1st

WATCH LEVEL TRAVEL ADVISORY: Work, emergency travel only

February 1, 2015

Whitley County has been upgraded to a "watch" level travel advisory. A watch means that conditions are threatening to the safety of the public.

During a watch advisory, only essential travel, such as to and from work and emergency situations is recommended.

Emergency action plans should be implemented by businesses, schools, government agencies and other organizations.

SCHOOLS CLOSED, WHITEOUT CONDITIONS

February 1, 2015

All three Whitley County school districts are closed for Monday, Feb. 2.

As of Sunday evening, many roads are in poor driving condition, with near white-out conditions, despite street and highway departments' efforts Sunday.

Snow continues to blow into Whitley County. Officials ask that people stay home and avoid driving when possible.

LITTLE TRAFFIC ON CITY STREETS: Early Sunday travel at a bare minimum

February 1, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY – Skeleton work staffs were in place at Columbia City merchants, with many stores and restaurants contemplating closing at noon on Sunday, due to the Super Sunday Snowstorm blanketing the area.

It is advised to call ahead to see if businesses are open.

City Street Department crews were out early trying to keep pace with the winter storm that will only intensify this afternoon.

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