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Indiana seeing wind chills of 25 below and worse

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Indiana is seeing dangerously cold temperatures mixing with winds.

The National Weather Service reports the town of Sevastopol, about 50 miles south of South Bend, and the town of Peru, 20 miles north of Kokomo, had wind chills of 26 below zero at noon Monday, while the wind chill at Monticello was 25 below and the wind chill was 24 below at Grissom Air Reserve Base and Huntington.

Earlier Monday, it was 25 below in Valparaiso and 22 below in Gary and it hit 18 below in Indianapolis.

 

Drifts closing many roads across northern Indiana

ANGOLA, Ind. (AP) About a dozen counties across northern Indiana are asking that everyone except emergency workers stay off the roads as high winds are causing deep snow drifts in many areas.

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security reports all counties in the northern third of the state are warning drivers of hazardous conditions.

Steuben  County emergency management director Kristy Clawson says winds gusting to 30 mph at times are blowing rural north-south roads back shut soon after highway crews get them plowed. She says some spots in the northeastern Indiana county have had drifts several feet deep.

Clawson says most people seem to following warnings and staying off the roads.

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg  is asking people not to drive as crews work to keep up with the drifting.

 

 

Posted 1/27/2014