BY: DAVID SHEPHERD, NEWS DIRECTOR / WITZ FORECASTER
JASPER -- Roads are a bit better today than they were yesterday, but there are still dangerous conditions across parts of our area today.
Dubois, Martin, Orange, Lawrence, Spencer, Perry and Pike counties remain under a TRAVEL WATCH. This means that conditions are threatening to the safety of the public. During a "watch" local travel advisory, only essential travel, such as to and from work or in emergency situations, is recommended, and emergency action plans should be implemented by businesses, schools, government agencies, and other organizations.
Crawford County is still under a TRAVEL WARNING. It is the highest level of local travel advisory, means that travel may be restricted to emergency management workers only. During a "warning" local travel advisory, individuals are directed to:(A) refrain from all travel;(B) comply with necessary emergency measures;(C) cooperate with public officials and disaster services forces in executing emergency operations plans; and(D) obey and comply with the lawful directions of properly identified officers.
Daviess County has been downgraded to a TRAVEL ADVISORY.
The lowest level of local travel advisory, means that routine travel or activities may be restricted in areas because of a hazardous situation, and individuals should use caution or avoid those areas.
These road conditions will likely deteriorate through the afternoon and evening tonight through Friday as another system pushes through. We could see another inch or two, with locally higher amounts around 3 inches possible in some areas. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is now in effect.