Wind hampers efforts to free drivers on Indiana road
Wind hampers efforts to free drivers on Ind. road
LAPORTE, Ind. — More than 70 motorists were stuck for hours Monday in biting temperatures on snow-covered highways in northwest Indiana as strong winds hampered snow plow drivers' efforts to free them. By Monday afternoon, most had been rescued safely, but a few were still trapped by drifts.
Authorities said strong winds with gusts up to 30 mph were delaying rescue efforts.
"As soon as the plows go through an area, the wind is blowing fresh snow right back into the roads," state highway department spokesman Jim Pinkerton said. "It is ju...