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Michiana has been dealing with drifting and blowing snow since Friday, and multiple counties are under travel watches at this time.

Warnings restricting travel to essential travel had been in effect on Monday and into Tuesday morning.  At this time all Michiana counties are under travel watches.  A watch officially discourages non-essential travel, but there is no risk of being ticketed for driving.

The Cass County Road Commission is again requesting the you stay off Cass County roads. CCRC is still attempting to clear the roads, but are finding difficult to do with all the needless traffic.  Christopher Bolt with the Cass County Road Commission says safety concerns have slowed progress.  "We're limited to working during daylight hours because of the many stranded vehicles that we encounter, we just can't see them in the dark with blowing snow."

Driver Keith Vanderbosch says, "Very dangerous. It's slippery.  I've got four-wheeled drive so that helps an awful lot. Smaller cars, forget it."

However, driver Harold Watts says, "This is what it's like to live in the Midwest. As far as how they take care of the streets, they could do a lot better job."

Road crews says they're doing the best they can, however strong winds are creating drifts that are difficult to keep on top.

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