MISHAWAKA — The snow continued to cause problems Monday night. At times visibility was very low, and accidents piled up throughout the day.
At one point, St. Joseph County dispatch reported over half a dozen accidents going on at the same time. Many were slide-offs, many more were much worse.
"Bad day for the bypass," said Battalion Chief John Vanbruaene with the Penn Township Fire Department, "A lot of multi-car accidents, a lot of slide offs — four of them that we know were injury accidents that we responded to — and all within 20 minutes of each other."
Just before 3 p.m. Monday it was lake-effect havoc on the bypass. About a quarter of a mile east of Elm Road, slick conditions caused at least four cars to collide, and while emergency crews were tending to that accident, vehicles east and west between Bremen Highway and Beech Road were sliding off the road and into each other.