ST. JOSEPH COUNTY -

With all the snow and cold weather we've had this winter, you probably know by now to avoid the US 20 Bypass altogether.

The road is very well known for being treacherous at times in the winter, and this weekend was no exception. Several crashes happened yesterday, including one where a van spun out into the median in Elkhart County.

“We had plenty of time to slow down, but it was just,” said Jill Gude, who crashed yesterday. “There was nothing we could do.”

If you take the bypass this morning, make sure to plan plenty of extra time and go slow. But overall, if you can, police often tell drivers to take another route.