South Bend snow leads to dozens of crashes

A 13-car pileup was part of the snowy morning commute in South Bend on Thursday, December 7, 2017. (Image from WNDU)

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - Winter weather wreaked havoc on roads around South Bend Thursday morning.

Police reported almost 50 crashes just in St. Joseph County, including a 13-car pileup near the Notre Dame campus.

The accident happened on a hill just north of the St. Joseph River.

Police said some cars lost control while driving down the hill, while others slipped backward trying to get up the hill.