The Indiana State
Police was warning commuters this morning of hazardous conditions on I-65,
especially south of Lowell into Lafayette, as blowing and drifting snow in
combination with high winds and sub zero temperatures were causing white-out
conditions throughout this area.
But the ISP was
saying that open areas on any interstate or rural road may become dangerous
and that ramps and bridges should be negotiated with extreme caution.
today are for strong winds with bitterly cold air and falling temperatures,”
the ISP said. “These winds will continue to cause blowing and drifting snow
making Northwest Indiana roads slippery and travel hazardous. Visibility
could drop and white out conditions may occur in rural and open areas of the
interstate. Dangerously cold conditions are expected to continue into
The ISP accordingly
offered the following travel tips:
* Rethink your trip
if possible. Staying off the interstate is the safest option.
* If you must
travel today give yourself extra time to get to your destination. Ensure you
have a full gas tank, blankets, food, and water with you. Dress warmly,
charge your cell phone, and expect possible long delays.
* Remember to move
over and slow down when you see emergency lights and give INDOT plow trucks
room to work.
For up-to-date road
and weather information, citizens are encouraged to tune to local television
and/or radio stations. Another source of information is the National Weather