Winter Storm and Flood Warnings In Effect


Snow is expected to continue throughout the Kankakee Valley this morning before tapering off later today. It started out as rain overnight, and temperatures dropped below freezing, so roads may be slippery. Remember, ice and snow, take it slow. If you go out, give yourself plenty of travel time, leave ample space between vehicles and avoid having to slam on your brakes. Starke County is still under a yellow-level travel advisory, which means routine travel or activities may be restricted in areas because of a hazardous situation, and individuals should use caution or avoid those areas. The same is in effect in Porter County. Otherwise, there are not any travel restrictions in effect for other area counties. Should that change we will let you know. The winter storm watch is in effect until 4 this afternoon. The flood warning for the Kankakee River at Davis Route 30 has been extended until further notice. Last night the river was at 9.5 feet and rising. Flood stage is 10 feet, and minor flooding is forecast. The river is expected to crest near 10.5 feet early tomorrow morning and may continue to rise thereafter. At 11 feet secondary roads near the river start to flood. Last June 30 the river crested at 10.1 feet in that area.