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Travel Advisories For Central Indiana 1/7/13

Many counties are still under travel advisories, and INDOT encourages drivers to stay off the roads.

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

With temperatures still below zero and not rising until tomorrow, many counties in central Indiana are still enforcing travel advisories. INDOT says the lingering snowpack on Indiana roads will stay until temperatures warm Wednesday because salt doesn’t work when temperatures are below 20 degrees. The Indiana Department of Homeland Security issued travel advisories for most counties in Indiana.

Updated 1:50 p.m. 1/7/13

Monroe County has been downgraded to a travel advisory, meaning the roads are safe for normal use but Indiana Department of Homeland Security urges drivers to still be careful.

Updated 11:42 a.m. 1/7/13

The following counties are under travel warnings, meaning travelers are to stay off the roads to let emergency management vehicles travel.

  • Brown County
  • Clay County
  • Hendricks County
  • Owen County
  • Putnam County

The following counties are under travel watches, which encourages only essential travel such as to and from work or emergency situations.

  • Bartholomew County
  • Daviess County
  • Decatur County
  • Greene County
  • Howard County
  • Jackson County
  • Johnson County
  • Marion County
  • Monroe County
  • Morgan County
  • Vigo County

The following counties are under travel advisories, which encourages drivers to be vigilant went driving but allows typical travel.

  • Lawrence County
  • Martin County
  • Orange County

If trying to travel around the state, check live, up to date conditions of Indiana’s roads through INDOT’s Cars Program website.

 

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The following counties are under travel warnings, meaning travelers are to stay off the roads to let emergency management vehicles travel.

  • Brown County
  • Clay County
  • Hendricks County
  • Howard County
  • Owen County
  • Putnam County

The following counties are under travel watches, which encourages only essential travel such as to and from work or emergency situations.

  • Bartholomew County
  • Daviess County
  • Decatur County
  • Greene County
  • Jackson County
  • Johnson County
  • Marion County
  • Monroe County
  • Morgan County
  • Vigo County

The following counties are under travel advisories, which encourages drivers to be vigilant went driving but allows typical travel.

  • Lawrence County
  • Martin County
  • Orange County

If trying to travel around the state, check live, up to date conditions of Indiana’s roads through INDOT’s Cars Program website.

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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  • MrBlister1972 .

    If I want to drive my 4×4 SUV in 1″ or 2′ of snow, shouldn’t that be between myself, family, friends, loved ones, my Auto Insurance agent, and God?

    Does it really require Pence to utilize his “Executive Orders”, 7 agencies, including the National Guard, AND the Indiana Department of Homeland Security?

    You do know the role of the National Guard is to, “to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections, and repel Invasion”, don’t you?

    You can’t fix stupid or mess with Natural Selection, but do I really need PFC Mumblenuts, armed with an M4 Carbine telling me to, “Turn it around!”

    Food for thought! Happy New Year!

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