Lake effect snow left more than 70 people stranded in their cars in parts of Porter and Lake counties since the latest round of winter hit our area.
InDOT crews used front-end loaders to help dig out people stuck on part of State Road 2 and U.S. 30. Police say everyone rescued was found warm and safe in their vehicles. The wind from the north is causing problems on east-west roads.
So what do you do if you find yourself stranded in your vehicle?
The Red Cross has some tips to keep you safe while stranded in the snow.
The main message:Be Prepared.
"It's very important, things happen very fast," Deb Moore, Elkhart County Red Cross, said, "There's nothing more precious than your life or your child's life."
Moore says people should try to stay off the roads, but if they have to go out in the snow they should take some things with them: