Storm could bring up to foot of snow in northern Indiana

A winter storm bearing down on parts of the Midwest is expected to dump up to a foot of snow on parts of northern Indiana before it leaves the state Friday night.

The National Weather Service says snow starting is expected to continue most of Friday, totaling 8 to 12 inches in some areas by day’s end. Forecasters say travel will be “very difficult to impossible” during the Friday morning and afternoon commutes.

Officials are urging caution during the storm. They say if people can avoid traveling during the heavy snow they should do so.