Spring Snowstorm Snarls Traffic in NW Indiana

GARY, Ind. (AP) _ A spring snowstorm has snarled roads in northwestern Indiana.
 
Indiana State Police and county sheriff's departments say they responded to numerous crashes, spinouts and slide-offs Monday morning in Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties.
 
Porter County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Larry LaFlower tells The (Munster) Times “there's crashes all over the place.'' He says a “sleet/rain/snow mix'' created hazardous driving conditions in the northern part of the county.  
 
Crashes closed several lanes of Interstates 80/94 in Lake County.
 
LaPorte County Sheriff's Deputy Paul Adams says a car rear-ended a school bus carrying 33 students as it waited to turn into a school. No one was injured.
 
National Weather Service meteorologist Kevin Birk said he expected about 2 to 3 inches of snow to fall in Lake and Porter counties by noon Monday.