Pharos-Tribune staff writer

Cass, Carroll, Fulton, Pulaski and Miami counties are under snow emergency.

During a snow emergency, travel is restricted to emergency vehicles only. County snow emergencies closes county roads to public travel.

The declaration applies to roads owned and maintained by the counties. It does not apply to city streets or state and federal highways.

Restricting travel reduces the need for rescue and towing for accidents caused by the hazardous weather.

Miami County declared the emergency at 6 a.m. and is in effect until further notice.

Pulaski County declared a countywide snow emergency at 7 a.m. It will remain in effect until the board of commissioners lifts the declaration.

Cass County went under snow emergency at 8:30 a.m. The matter will be reviewed county officials at 7 a.m. Wednesday.

Carroll County’s declaration went into effect at 9 a.m.

In Fulton County, officials declared a snow emergency Tuesday morning, closing county roads to all vehicles except for essential services such as emergency personnel.

Travelers are cautioned that if that they venture out into the blizzard, they assume the risks involved.

Winter travel tips

When winter travel is permitted, here are survival supplies to keep stocked in your vehicle.

• Sleeping bag or blankets

• Thermos of warm drink

• Extra clothing and boots

• Non-perishable food

• Clean containers

• Jumper cables

• First aid kit

• Fire starter

• Cell phone

• Tow rope

• Flashlight

• Medicine

• Tissue

• Sand bags

Kevin Lilly can be reached at (574) 732-5117, or via e-mail at

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