Northeast Indiana Braces for Winter Storms

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Northeast Indiana is bracing for the first snow of the season.

Forecasters with the National Weather Service say we'll see a mix of snow and rain beginning before midday. That will make area roads slick.

Before the its done, as much as two to four inches of snow could fall. Areas near the Michigan state line are facing four to six inches of accumulation. Areas south and east of Fort Wayne are likely to get 1 to 2 inches.

You are advised to drive safely. That includes allowing more time to get to your destination, allowing space to stop at intersections and between other vehicles. You are also urged to go easy on the brakes.

With the pending weather, the Indiana Toll Road says it will temporarily ban all triple-trailer trucks because of expected snow in northern Indiana.

The Toll Road is banning all triple-trailers, long-doubles, including steel haulers, and high-profile oversize permit loads from Portage to Angola starting at 7 a.m. Saturday and continuing until 1 a.m. Sunday.