Allen County under Winter Travel Watch; Avoid travel if possible


ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) – A Winter Weather Travel Watch has been issued by the Allen County Department of Homeland Security.

Heavy snow that continues to fall is making roads snow-covered, slick and hazardous for travel.

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security has three travel status levels:

  • Advisory (Yellow) – The lowest level of local travel advisory, means that 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) – Means that conditions are threatening to the safety of the public. During a “watch” local travel advisory, only essential travel, such as to and from work or in emergency situations, is recommended, and emergency action plans should be implemented by businesses, schools, government agencies, and other organizations.
  • Warning (Red) –
  • The highest level of local travel advisory, means that travel may be restricted to emergency management workers only. During a “warning” local travel advisory, individuals are directed to: 
    • (A) refrain from all travel; 
    • (B) comply with necessary emergency measures; 
    • (C) cooperate with public officials and disaster services forces in executing emergency operations plans; and 
    • (D) obey and comply with the lawful directions of properly identified officers.

Drivers are urged to avoid travel if possible while crews work to clear and treat the roads this morning.

If anyone is travelling this morning, the Allen County Department of Homeland Security recommends you completely clear your vehicle of snowbefore traveling and drive slower than usual and plan to slide when stopping or turning. 

Drivers should also take along a good winter coat hat and gloves to keep warm when you slide off of the road or become stuck in the snow.

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