The early winter blast of cold and snow that has hit Indiana caused scattered school delays across the state.
Temperatures dropped into single digits in much of central Indiana early Monday, while the National Weather Service issued a lake effect snow warning for several counties in the South Bend area.
Some rural school districts in northern Indiana and in the Lafayette area announced two-hour delays for Monday.
Elkhart County was also battling the lake-effect snow. County highway crews were working overtime. They're responsible for dealing with over 11,000 miles of road, including 400 subdivisions.
Those crews have been on high alert since Sunday.
“We'll be out there applying abrasives, salt and plowing the streets and staying at
It 24/7,” said Jeff Taylor with the Elkhart County Highway Department. “The biggest share of our people are on during the day, 12 to 14 hours, and then at night we have a shift that runs about 12 to 14 hours as well.”