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COLUMBIA CITY â€” A weather system is expected to overspread northern Indiana with heavy snow today. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory in effect until 10 p.m. A Winter Weather Warning has been issued for counties southeast of Whitley.
Northeast winds will increase to more than 30 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. An accumulation of 3 to 5 inches is expected with drifting snow possible and reduced visibility.
The Indiana Department of Transportation reports its crews have already begun pre-treating bridges and roadways with salt brine, an anti-icing solution.
In a press release INDOT officials said, â€œWe will continue to monitor multiple developing forecasts, as well as a statewide network of road and bridge pavement sensors, to deploy the needed personnel, equipment and materials ahead of any predicted accumulation. â€œ
With high winds and significant amounts of snow in the forecast for much of Indiana, state officials are warning Hoosiers to prepare now.
Drivers should take their time before deciding to drive to gather items for the car in case of an emergency.
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