Winter storm dumps nearly a foot of snow in areas, keeps road crews busy

Looking east on Market Street, where street crews have plowed snow into the median to get it ready for pick-up. (Photo: Nick Deranek/News Now Warsaw)

The potent winter storm that rolled through the area Monday afternoon into the overnight hours Tuesday brought heavy snow and kept road crews busy all through the night.

Plow drivers with the cities, county and the Indiana Department of Transportation were doing their best to keep up with the snow that was falling at times at rates over one inch per hour. Early Tuesday morning, crews in the city of Warsaw were seen using dump trucks and skid loaders fixed with augers to clear snow from downtown streets. INDOT plows and salt trucks were seen going back and forth along area state highways and along US 30.

Cooperative observers throughout the area, via the CoCoRaHS network, reported anywhere from five to as much as nearly a foot of snow across the area. Some of those observations are below:

Columbia City – 11.1″
Fort Wayne (Airport) – 11.0″
Downtown Warsaw – 10.6″
Huntington – 10.6″
James Lake (North Webster) – 10.0″
Rochester – 10.0″
Akron – 9.0″
Elkhart – 9.0″
Plymouth – 8.9″
Goshen – 7.4″
Tri-Lakes – 7.0″
Gulivore Park (South Bend) – 6.9″
NWS Office (North Webster) – 5.9″
Denver – 5.7″