INDIANAPOLIS — The latest winter storm to hit Indiana has led many schools to dismiss early.
The National Weather Service reported 4½ inches of snow fell Monday in LaPorte, more than 3 inches in New Haven just east of Fort Wayne, and 3 inches in Columbia City.
Many schools scheduled classes on the Presidents Day federal holiday to make up some of the instruction time lost earlier this winter because of weather, only to dismiss early amid forecasts of sleet and freezing rain in central Indiana.
After power was lost at a mobile home park in the eastern Indiana city of Richmond, authorities opened a warming station for affected residents until the power returned. Duke Energy was reporting more than 450 customers without power in Wayne County on Monday evening.