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Extreme Weather Puts Most Of Indiana Under Travel Advisory

All but seven counties in Indiana are under a travel advisory because of snow and cold temperatures.

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INDOT and the Indiana Department of Homeland Security urge Hoosiers to stay off the roads.

All but seven counties in Indiana is under a travel advisory, watch or warning because of yesterday’s snowfall and subzero temperatures. Nathan Riggs with the Indiana Department of Transportation says many road conditions are hazardous, which is why the advisory is in place.

“Weather is going to be extended through today or possibly even Tuesday,” Riggs said. “These conditions are not favorable for speedy clean up.”

The following counties are under travel warnings, the highest level of local travel advisory. Under the warning, only emergency management is allowed on the roads.

  • Brown County
  • Hendricks County
  • Howard County
  • Johnson County
  • Marion County
  • Morgan County
  • Owen County
  • Putnam County
  • Vigo County

The following counties are under travel watches. The Indiana Department of Homeland Security says a watch means conditions are threatening to the safety of the public and during a “watch”, only essential travel, such as to and from work or in emergency situations, is recommended.

  • Bartholomew County
  • Clay County
  • Daviess County
  • Decatur County
  • Greene County
  • Jackson County
  • Monroe County

The following counties are in travel advisories, the lowest level of local travel advisory that says routine travel or activities may be restricted in areas because of a hazardous situation, and individuals should use caution or avoid those areas.

  • Lawrence County
  • Martin County
  • Orange County

 

Claire McInerny

Claire McInerny is a reporter/producer for WFIU/WTIU news. She comes to WFIU/WTIU from KCUR in Kansas City. She graduated with a journalism degree from the University of Kansas where she discovered her passion for public media and the stories it tells. You can follow her on Twitter @ClaireMcInerny.

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