AP Photo: Sun-Times Media, Matt Carpenter This cell phone image shows a massive highway pileup on Interstate 94 near Michigan City, Ind., Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, that is being blamed on whiteout conditions.
MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. — A couple from Michigan and a man from Chicago were killed in a massive pileup on a snowy interstate in northwestern Indiana, authorities said Friday, as the busy highway finally reopened a day after the 40-plus-vehicle wreck.
This is maybe ten miles from where my sister lives. I go right through there every time I go to visit her. In the summer, thanks.
I spoke with her this morning. She said it was a balmy five below zero on her deck, with a windchill, according to the local radio weather, of 25 below. She has about a foot of snow on the ground, and more coming down.
She was just finishing her coffee before getting in her car and driving off to her teaching job. (She’s retired, but now teaches on a consultant basis).
I grew up in Indiana, so none of this seems terribly out of the ordinary to me, but I have to say that right at the moment, I’m glad I’m living in San Francisco, which has been experiencing a string of record high temps all this year.