Spring snow causes travel warnings, advisories

Officials urge drivers to use caution

INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana Department of Homeland Security issued travel advisories, watches and warnings for several Indiana counties Monday.

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As of 7:30 a.m. Monday, there were 25 counties under a travel advisory including Vermillion, Vigo, Benton, Tippecanoe, Clinton, Cass, Tipton, Marion, Madison, Shelby, Hancock, Delaware, Decatur, Randolph, Jay, Wayne and Fayette Counties.

Parke County and Grant County are under a travel watch and Fountain County and Warren County are under a travel warning.

Police worked numerous slide offs and minor crashes throughout the evening Sunday and early-morning hours on Monday.

Indiana State Police said they responded to more than 100 crashes and slide-offs in the Indianapolis district.

The Indianapolis Department of Public Works will continue working 12-hour shifts salting and plowing through Monday morning.

“They’ll stop salting throughout the night. Once we get closer to Monday morning moving to high traffic time. Around 3 a.m., they’re going to start laying that salt again,” said DPW spokeswoman Stephanie Sample.

Mayor Ballard has even delayed the opening of City Government offices for Monday until 1 p.m. for non-essential personnel.

A travel warning is the highest and means all travel is restricted with the exception of emergency personnel.

A travel watch means conditions are hazardous to the public and you are advised not to travel.

A travel advisory means you should use caution when you are driving.

Emergency management officials in central Indiana are keeping a close eye on the system and are taking it very seriously as it moves through the state.

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