Latest Travel Advisories By County (VIDEO)

By Jake Perrone - 21Alive
By Eric Dutkiewicz - 21Alive
By Emma Koch - 21Alive

January 5, 2014 Updated Jan 8, 2014 at 5:43 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind (21Alive) - According to the Department of Homeland Security website, some area counties remain in a Watch travel status LaGrange, Kosciusko and Allen counties are in an Advisory and Noble, DeKalb Steuben and Jay counties that are not under any travel advisory.

A Warning Travel Status means that travel may be restricted to emergency management workers only. Individuals are directed to 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.

A Watch Travel Status means that conditions are threatening to the safety of the public and 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.

A Advisory Travel Stats means that routine travel or activities may be restricted in areas because of hazardous situation and individuals should use caution or avoid those areas.

Northeast Indiana
INDOT Cars Program Link - Call 800-261-ROAD

Allen County
Advisory Travel Status

Blackford County
Watch Travel Status

DeKalb County
No Travel Advisory

Huntington County
Watch Travel Status

Jay County
No Travel Advisory

Kosciusko County
Advisory Travel Status

LaGrange County
Advisory Travel Status

Noble County
No Travel Advisory

Steuben County
No Travel Advisory

Wells County
Watch Travel Status

Whitley County
Watch Travel Status

Note From INDOT Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.:
As of 4:30 p.m., INDOT has made progress plowing drifted and snow-covered roads in Northeast Indiana, but extremely hazardous icy conditions remain, and conditions may worsen overnight.

Throughout the day INDOT crews have been successful clearing snow that forced traffic onto narrow driving lanes, due to blowing and drifting. In addition, many roads that had narrowed traffic to one lane by heavy snow are now cleared to two lanes. The majority of roads are now passable across Northeast Indiana.

But, as INDOT has stressed throughout this winter storm, even chemically treated road salt is less effective in these subzero temperatures, and snowpack that essentially equal sheets of ice should be expected on all roads across Northeast Indiana. These conditions may get worse overnight when any thawing and melting that had occurred during the day refreezes. These icy conditions likely won’t improve until later in the day tomorrow, when temperatures are expected to become more favorable for salt and plows.

INDOT is asking the public to refrain from any non-emergency travel through tomorrow.

Northwest Ohio

Mercer County, Ohio
Level 1 Snow Emergency As of 2pm Tuesday

Paulding County, Ohio
Level 3: Necessary Travel Through Tuesday Morning

Williams County, Ohio
Level 3: State of Emergency

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