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Indiana counties issue travel warnings, watches

KNOX, Ind. (AP/WISH) – Several Indiana counties upped their travel statuses on Saturday while weather conditions crumbled.

Starke and Marshall counties in northern Indiana issued travel warnings. A travel warning means residents should refrain from all travel.

Five other counties – St. Joseph, Elkhart, Pulaski, Fulton and Miami – issued travel watches. The Indiana Department of Homeland Security says that a watch means weather conditions are threatening to the safety of the public and only essential travel, such as to and from work or in emergency situations, is recommended.

More than a dozen other counties have issued travel advisories, meaning routine travel or activities may be restricted in areas because of hazardous conditions and individuals should use caution.

Indiana State Police Peru District said road conditions have been fine Saturday, but it’s the blowing snow and white out conditions that have been hazardous for drivers. Police say that has made visibility bad and that there has been some drifting.

To check a county-by-county breakdown of Indiana travel statuses click here.