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DEEP FREEZE DIG OUT: Whitley County socked by 16.2 inches as mercury tumbles to minus teens

January 6, 2014

According to the National Weather Service, Whitley County and Columbia City received the most snow from Winter Storm Ion Sunday, 16.2 inches. Pictured are father-son snow plow duo Julian (left) and Tony Campbell, shoveling Sunday afternoon at their home in Columbia Shores. Nicole Ott/Post & Mail photo.

WHITLEY COUNTY — After Sunday’s winter storm dumped more than a foot of snow on Whitley County and much of Northeast Indiana, crews continued to clear roadways throughout the day Monday — a task that has been a losing battle.

After Winter Storm Ion was done dumping 16.2 inches of snow on Whitley County, temperatures began to drop, and winds picked up.

Sunday night, Whitley County Commissioner Don Amber said plowing county roads was nearly impossible for Whitley County’s Highway Department.

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