February 5, 2014

Area counties under travel restrictions

By Misty Knisely

LOGANSPORT — Several counties in the Logansport area are under travel advisories as this latest winter storm continues to move through.

The following counties are under a travel watch: Cass, Carroll, Fulton, Miami, Pulaski and White counties.

A travel watch means that conditions are threatening to the safety of the public. Under this advisory, officials ask that there be only essential travel, such as to and from work or in emergency situations. It also asks for emergency action plans to be implemented by businesses, schools, government agencies, and other organizations.

Travel has been snarled across Indiana this morning as crews clean up from heavy snowfall or freezing rain in much of the state.

Mmany schools, universities and government offices have closed for the day or delayed their openings.

The National Weather Service reports about 7 inches of snow in Indianapolis and Terre Haute, with more than 8 inches in Fort Wayne. The heaviest snowfall reported has been nearly 10 inches in western Indiana's Parke County.

The state's northern and southern counties had 2 to 3 inches of snow in many places. Much of southern Indiana had freezing rain at times, which has caused slick roads and some power outages.