South Berrien hit hard by recent storm

A section of Lubke Road in New Buffalo remains closed Thursday after recent rains caused extensive damage.

ST. JOSEPH — Rain, wind, flooding, ice and snow wreaked havoc on some Berrien County roads last weekend, and three roads in the south county area remained closed as of Thursday.

That’s according to Jason Latham, director of the Berrien County Road Department. In an update to the Berrien County Board of Commissioners, Latham said Lubke Road between Sand Road and U.S. 12 in New Buffalo Township is in urgent need of repair. He said due to stream movement and bank erosion, underground utilities are exposed and vulnerable. He said the road was closed last Saturday and will remain closed until the bank can be stablized.