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With hazardous road conditions expected across the state during the second phase of a winter storm, several Indiana counties are under travel advisories, including four under warnings.

As the second round of snow hits Southern Indiana this afternoon and evening, the majority of the state is under at least one type of travel advisory, according to the map from the Indiana Department of Homeland Security.

Orange, Crawford, Brown, and Decatur Counties are under a Red warning level status.

Red is the highest level of the local travel advisory, means that travel may be restricted to emergency management workers only.

Lawrence, Jackson, Jennings, Washington, Scott, Clark, Floyd, and Harrison Counties are all in the Orange level. 

Scott County and its Authority Board of County Commissioners Scott County issued a statement this afternoon that the county is now under Level Orange Travel Status (Watch):

According to Jeff Fortner, 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 and government agencies, and other organizations.

 

Fortner says only essential travel, such as to and from work or in emergency situations is being allowed. 

Yellow: The lowest level of the 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.

Orange: 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.

Red: The highest level of the local travel advisory, means that travel may be restricted to emergency management workers only.