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Indiana DHS: Keep checking weather forecast today

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The Indiana Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is urging Hoosiers to be prepared for the winter storm predicted to hit the state today, in some places during the afternoon rush hour.

“Indiana is expected to get another round of heavy snow and ice that could make travel hazardous throughout the state,” DHS said in a statement released today. “The National Weather Service predicts five to 10 inches of snow could fall in portions of central and northern Indiana, and there is a possibility for accumulations of ice and snow for portions of southern Indiana.”

“The timing of this storm could impact Hoosiers traveling home from work or to evening activities and could affect travel on Wednesday,” DHS noted. “State agencies, including Indiana State Police and the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, are urging drivers to remain patient and not become overconfident behind the wheel.”

DHS is advising folks to monitor local media throughout the day to keep abreast of the latest weather forecast.

Local Emergency Management Agencies provide updates on county travel status. Counties may be placed under travel advisories, alerts, or warnings. The county travel status map can be found at www.in.gov/dhs/traveladvisory

In severe winter weather situations, law enforcement may be busy responding to emergency calls for service. DO NOT call local law enforcement or 911 for road information. Visit http://indot.carsprogram.org or call (800) 261-ROAD for road information.

For more winter weather safety and preparedness tips, visit www.in.gov/dhs/getprepared.htm

 

 

Posted 2/4/2014