Storm shuts northern Indiana schools; icy roads near Indy

November 26, 2018
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Terrance Pates, of Downtown South Bend, clears a sidewalk along Michigan Avenue on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, in South Bend, Ind. A wintry storm brought blizzard-like conditions to parts of the Midwest early Monday, grounding hundreds of flights and causing slick roads for commuters as they returned to work after the Thanksgiving weekend. (Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune via AP)

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A wintry Midwest storm packing wet snow and strong winds has closed schools in northern Indiana, while icy roads caused havoc for some central Indiana motorists.

Police say ice on a bridge contributed to an eight-vehicle pileup about 5 p.m. Monday in the town of Avon west of Indianapolis, while police in Hamilton County north of Indianapolis also responded to several ice-related accidents.

Travel also was difficult Monday morning in northern Indiana. Schools in South Bend were among those closed for the day as well as dozens of schools in northwestern Indiana.

About 2 inches of snow was reported in parts of northern Indiana by early Monday.

Scattered power outages affecting several thousand customers were reported by Indiana Michigan Power Co. and the Northern Indiana Public Service Co.

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