Snow, Ice Snarling Commutes Throughout State

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Severe winter storms are continuing to cause issues for commuters, transportation systems and businesses this morning. Several inches of rain, snow and ice have led to power outages in many communities in the northern half of the state, including in Lake County, which will temporarily be without a major mode of transportation.

The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District says its South Shore Line has been suspended because of problems that NIPSCO is working to sort out. NICTD issued a statement saying:

All train service to and from Chicago has been suspended this morning because of NIPSCO related blizzard damage. Metra is honoring South Shore tickets on the Metra Electric District. We are committed to restoring service as soon as it is safe to do so. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please check back to our website for service updates.

Elsewhere, our partners at FOX28 in Mishawaka report a winter storm warning is still in effect for counties including LaPorte, St. Joseph, Elkhart, LaGrange, Steuben, Noble, Starke, Pulaski, Marshall, Fulton, Kosciusko, Whitley, White, Cass, Miami and Wabash, as well as nearby communities in Michigan.

As commuters begin hitting the roads in northeast Indiana, our partners at 21Alive WPTA-TV in Fort Wayne report more snowfall is expected and many businesses and schools are closing.

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