Crown Point, Tri-Creek schools on two-hour delay

2013-03-25T08:31:00Z 2013-03-25T09:29:06Z Crown Point, Tri-Creek schools on two-hour delayTimes Staff
March 25, 2013 8:31 am  • 

Classes in the Crown Point Community and Tri-Creek school corporations are delayed two hours this morning due to overnight snow.

Many area districts are on spring break.

The region was largely spared in the snow storm that socked parts of central and southern Indiana and Illinois. Springfield, Ill. reported 17 inches of snow and Indianapolis received 7 inches of snow.

Lake, Porter, Cook and Will counties received less than an inch of snow, according to the National Weather Service.

But Newton and Jasper counties reported 5 inches of snow. Both counties were under a winter weather advisory until 7 a.m.

Dispatchers for the Newton County and Jasper County sheriff's departments reported hazardous driving conditions, with snow-covered, slick roads and blowing and drifting snow around 6:30 a.m.

By 8:30 a.m., Newton and Jasper county dispatchers said roads were improving from north to south.

All other departments reported only minor problems on side streets at the start of the morning commute.

Indiana State Police said snow-related crashes kept them busy late Sunday and early Monday. Troopers responded to 26 property damage crashes, seven personal injury crashes, 30 slide-offs and 10 assist motorist calls in Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Newton, Jasper, Pulaski and Starke counties.

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