More accumulating snow is expected Monday afternoon and evening with hazardous travel during the evening commute likely.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory from 3 p.m. through midnight for Lake and Porter counties with 2 to 5 inches expected. Snow-covered roads and limited visibility is expected.

The National Weather Service forecasts partly sunny skies and temperatures in the mid- to upper 20s for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, with a chance of snow Wednesday and Thursday.

Monday's advisory comes on the heels of Sunday's wintry weather that caused multiple accidents throughout the Region. 

Indiana State Police reported around noon Sunday that traffic was backed up on eastbound Interstate 80/94 near the Burr Street exit in Gary due to multiple accidents.

Police said at about 11:39 a.m., whiteout conditions contributed to numerous crashes, including a 17-car pileup and a 13-car pileup within about a mile of each other on eastbound I-80/94. 

Police said minor injuries were reported. The roadway was closed for an extended period of time and several of the vehicles were relocated to a truck stop on Burr Street where the crash reports were taken in order to get the roadway open sooner.

Police said by late Sunday afternoon state troopers covered 26 crashes and six slide-offs that didn't require a crash report.

The Indiana State Police also reported on Sunday near whiteout conditions on I-80/94 near the Interstate 65 ramps. 

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Lake County reporter

Rob covers urban affairs and other matters in Crown Point, St. John, Winfield and beyond. Previously he covered Valparaiso, Hammond, Gary and East Chicago. He's also written for various magazines and pens a culture blog for The Times.