Statewide Travel Alert System Could Be On It's Way

By Maureen Mespell

February 7, 2011 Updated Feb 7, 2011 at 10:41 PM EST

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter)— Tuesday, Fort Wayne State Senator, Tom Wyss, will propose legislation that would create a uniformed travel alert system for the entire state in times of bad weather.

As it stands now, Hoosier counties operate on their own for travel advisories causing problems when warnings are issued across the state.

Senator Tom Wyss says, “The difficulty that happened last week was not only in the people that contacted the media to find out what it meant, but it was also difficult for the Department of Homeland Security because they had to try to interpret it, each one of the counties, what that county's warning system was and what they were utilizing with the people.”

Look for Senator Wyss' proposal tomorrow.




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