Great Shots: Storm’s aftermath is left in New Year’s wake


WNLP’s Bob Wellinski and Mike Kellems, as well as several of our readers, have provided more of both the beauty and damage left behind after the New Year’s storm. While it’s easy to complain about the long power outages some experienced, a few of these photos below remind us of the hazards, long hours and tough conditions NIPSCO workers and plow drivers face when they’re out there getting us back to relative normalcy. Let’s give them some applause.

“Discovered this clever snowman near Beechwood Golf Course while a friend and I were out walking,” Katie Mitschelen wrote to WNLP. “Definitely worth sharing!” WNLP has since learned that the snowman is the front-yard artwork of Ali and Cody Zoll.

Corey Goers took this photo of a tree-lined lane with only his tire tracks leaving evidence of human use.

Corey Goers spotted this tree, one of thousands that suffered the weight of ice.

Kevin Raymond sent this shot of cattails managing to still stand following the storm.

Christina Cavinder took this shot of the effects of Friday’s freezing rain near the woods by her home in the county.

(This photo and the one below:) Mike Kellems says, “While returning from a call Saturday morning, Scipio Township Firefighters Brandon Dove and Dakota Gallagher came across a large tree blocking Joliet Road in Door Village. The firemen used equipment from their fire truck to cut up and remove the tree that had blocked the road for several hours.”

Bob captured this rare sight of a person walking down the middle of Johnson Road as it was closed between Country Club Drive and CR-400W Saturday.

Yikes: A NIPSCO crew member stretches from his aerial bucket to fix a line Saturday morning. (Wellinski photo)

Kellems: “The pile of debris from a large fallen tree blocked Small Road for most of Friday night and Saturday morning.”

A NIPSCO crew works to fix a damaged pole. (Wellinski photo)

One Response to “Great Shots: Storm’s aftermath is left in New Year’s wake”

  1. Maggie Hatton

    Jan 06. 2021

    I lived in LaPorte In for eighty-four years before moving to California to live with good friends. There is alot I miss about LaPorte. Friends especially, but I certainly don’t miss the winter weather..

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