Snow In NW Indiana Traps More Than 70 Motorists

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Authorities worked Monday to reach more than 70 motorists in snow-covered northwest Indiana who were trapped in their cars in biting temperatures.

LaPorte County sheriff’s Deputy Andy Hynek said officials don’t know exactly how many people were stranded, but some had been stuck for as long as 12 hours.

The heavy lake effect snow in northern Indiana was part of a slow-moving storm that has been crawling across the Midwest since Friday night. It dumped nearly 2 feet of snow in parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin before moving into Michigan and Indiana. Monday, it stretched further east, with snow in parts of Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York.

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2 Responses

  1. Spook45

    This is a perfect place to have a candle lantern. In many western states, the DOT advises during winter months to keep at least 3 candles in your auto preps. The idea is that the candle can raise the temp inside the car by enough to keep you from freezing to death. I advocate for a candle lantern instead of just a candle. The lantern slows the heat disipation which will actually make it warmer, but mostley if offers safety in that if you knock it over it wont catch anything on fire before you can pick it up. Candle lanterns are inexpensive and range between 15 and 30 dollars. It is a small price to pay for a little safety.

    • Survivalspot

      Great suggestion! I think that is a brilliant idea for this time of year because kind of thing could happen anywhere.


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