South Bend hit with record snowfall of 6.2 inches

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — South Bend has set a new daily snowfall record and it’s still coming down.

The National Weather Service says the city had received 6.2 inches of snow as of 1 p.m. Thursday. That breaks the old record of 4.7 inches set in 1974.

The weather service says the snowfall amount could rise even higher as lake-effect snow showers continue in the South Bend area.

South Bend police say they responded to more than 121 crashes between 5 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

The weather service issued a winter weather advisory for LaPorte, St. Joseph and Elkhart counties. It says lake-effect snow bands could continue through the afternoon.

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