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Folks urged not to travel during weekend storm

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Yet another powerful winter weather system is expected to barrel through Indiana this weekend, potentially producing significant amounts of snow with freezing rain and sleet mixed in.

This storm could disrupt travel across the state and the Indiana Department of Homeland Security is encouraging Hoosiers to carefully consider if travel will be necessary Sunday and Monday morning.

Drivers are strongly urged not to put themselves, local emergency medical services, law enforcement, firefighters or other public safety professionals in harmís way. Please listen to and follow county travel advisories to stay off the roads, both during the storm and after, when blowing and drifting snow could reduce visibility.

The Indiana County Travel Advisory Map can be found at www.in.gov/dhs/traveladvisory/

That advisory map is updated with information from the county emergency management agencies and describes the conditions for a travel warning, watch, advisory and caution.

For road updates, please visit http://indot.carsprogram.org or call (800) 261-ROAD. Do not call local law enforcement or 911 for road information.

If you must be on the roads, tell someone your route, expected time of arrival, and how to reach you. Charge your cell phone before leaving. Pack essential items such as high protein snacks, water, first aid kit, flashlight, warm blankets, extra prescription medications ,and important documents or information you might need during an emergency.

For more information, go to www.in.gov/dhs/getprepared.htm

 

 

 

 

Posted 2/28/2014