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Conditions Improve in Midwest

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Release date: 
January 7, 1999
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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Most states in the Midwest and Ohio Valley, including Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin report improved conditions after last weekend's winter storm. Illinois and Indiana are still reporting some difficulties after the snowstorm.

Conditions are generally improving in and around Chicago, however, temperatures have remained extremely cold, creating hazardous driving conditions and hampering the transit system. Most Chicago schools have reopened but with limited bus service, due to limited access to many side streets.

In Indiana, many roads in the northern part of the state are still covered with snow or ice. Road conditions in the southern part of the state continue to improve. Many Indiana county emergency management offices have received requests for individual assistance including medication, food, fuel and baby supplies. FEMA regional office in Chicago (Region V) remains in close contact with emergency management officials all the affected states in the Midwest.

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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