Cass County officials warn to watch for ice, wind

Jan. 25—Snow ploughs made their way down Logansport and Cass County roads on Wednesday after a winter storm dumped several inches of snow. While the majority of heavy snow is behind us, Cass County and the much of Northern Indiana are still under a winter storm warning until 8 p.m. this evening.

The National Weather Service expects Cass County to receive anywhere between five and nine inches by this evening, with lighter snowfall continuing into the night. The winter storm warning also warns that winds could reach 20 mph and create drifts.

Cass County Emergency Management Agency Director Rocky Buffum said that conditions have cleared considerably from this morning but added that Cass County is still under a yellow travel advisory, which is the lowest advisory level. Yellow travel advisories encourage residents to be cautious and avoid areas where conditions are hazardous.

Buffum expects Cass County to remain under a yellow advisory throughout Wednesday evening and said travel conditions will be re-assessed tomorrow morning.

"We've got a little bit more snow expected, but not too much," he said. "My bigger worry is around 7:00 p.m. when the temperature drops. We've got a lot of slush, especially around the county roads and some of the city roads, so I could see that turning into ice."

Buffum said the snowfall so far has been wet, which will help prevent blowing and whiteout conditions. He recommends that anyone traveling should give themselves extra time, drive carefully, fully charge their phone, and carry blankets and water in their car.