Indiana county travel advisories

Indiana county travel advisories


INDIANAPOLIS — Overnight snow prompted some central Indiana counties to issue travel advisories on Friday.

Bartholomew, Hancock, Henry and Monroe counties were among those calling for a yellow travel advisory, according to the county travel status map from the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS):

County travel status map from the Indiana Department of Homeland Security as of 7 a.m. on Jan. 19, 2024

The map shows yellow travel advisories in counties all over the state–to the west, north and southeast–as another winter storm sweeps through central Indiana. Forecasters expect to see 1″ to 3″ on the ground by noon Friday as an arctic front moves into the Hoosier State.

The department compiles the travel status for each of Indiana’s 92 counties on its website, although individual emergency management agencies make the call locally. The three travel advisories in order of severity are: advisory (yellow), watch (orange), and warning (red). IDHS distinguishes each advisory on the following criteria:

Advisory (Yellow): Routine travel or activities may be restricted in areas because of a hazardous situation, and individuals should use caution or avoid those areas.

Watch (Orange): Only essential travel, such as to and from work or in emergency situations, is recommended. Emergency action plans should be implemented by businesses, schools, government agencies, and other organizations.

Warning (Red): Travel may be restricted to emergency mgt. workers only. All other motorists should: refrain from all travel; comply with necessary emergency measures; cooperate with public officials and disaster services forces in executing emergency operations plans; and obey and comply with the lawful directions of properly identified officers.

You can visit IDHS’ travel advisories page by clicking here.


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