Michiana counties under travel advisories due to winter weather
(WNDU) - Several counties in our viewing area are under a travel advisory as we continue to see snowfall here in Michiana.
As of Wednesday, Jan. 26, at 2 p.m., eight of our northern Indiana counties remain under an advisory. They are listed below:
YELLOW: Elkhart, Fulton, Kosciusko, LaPorte, Marshall, Pulaski, St. Joseph, Starke
In Indiana, county travel status information is provided by each county’s emergency management agency. As counties initiate official travel advisories and notify the state, they will be automatically updated at the Indiana Department of Homeland Security’s website.
Counties that are YELLOW are under an ADVISORY, which is the lowest level of local travel advisory. It means that routine travel or activities may be restricted in areas because of a hazardous situation, and you should use caution or avoid those areas.
Counties that are ORANGE are under a WATCH, meaning that conditions are threatening to the safety of the public. Only essential travel, such as to and from work or in emergency situations, is recommended. This is also when emergency action plans should be implemented by businesses, schools, government agencies, and other organizations.
Counties that are RED are under a WARNING, which is the highest level of local travel advisory. It means that travel may be restricted to emergency management workers only. Under this advisory, you are urged to:
- Refrain from all travel
- Comply with necessary emergency measures
- Cooperate with public officials and disaster services forces in executing emergency operations plans
- Obey and comply with the lawful directions of properly identified officers.
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