NW Indiana digs out from heavy snowfall

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VALPARAISO, Ind. -- People in Northwest Indiana are digging out from as much as 18 inches of snow on Thursday.

"Arctic Snow and Ice Control" is busy clearing away the wet, packed snow from parking lots. It has utilized 600 pieces of equipment for the clean up effort.

Residents are also getting out their snowblowers and shovels to clear their driveways.

In Porter County, there's a State of Emergency, and travel warnings.

On Thursday morning, WGN spoke on the phone with a woman who's been stranded on the road for 15 hours. Carrie White left work in Valparaiso at 3 p.m. Wednesday. She was on her way home to Lowell but became stuck on Route 10 just off Interstate 65. Check out her interview in the player below:

WGN also spoke on the phone with Joe Rodenbucher, who's been stuck for over 15 hours on Route 2 between Momence, Ill., and the state line. Check out his interview in the player below:

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