Winter Storm Warning in effect for Central Indiana

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning, which is in effect for Central Indiana starting Tuesday at 1 p.m. until Wednesday at 1 p.m.

Preliminary snow accumulations are as follows:

Lafayette, IN: 7.0″ – 11.0″
West Lafayette, IN: 7.0″ – 8.0″
Independence, IN: 10.0″
Waynetown, IN: 10.0″
Crawfordsville, IN: 8.2″
Hillsboro, IN: 7.0″
Flora, IN: 9.0″
Otterbien, IN: 8.0″
Williamsport, IN: 7.0″
Monticello, IN: 8.0″
Romney, IN: 8.2″
Oxford, IN: 8.0″
Rensselaer, IN: 10.0″-11.0″
Kentland, IN” 9.0″

As a result the Indiana Department of Homeland Security has issued A Travel Warning for both Benton and Warren Counties. According to DHS, a Travel Warning is the highest level of local travel advisory, meaning that travel may be restricted to emergency management workers only.

The Bulk of the viewing area is under a Travel Watch. the DHS issues a Travel Watch when 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. Boone, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Fountain, Fulton, Jasper, Miami, Montgomery, newton, Pulaski, Tippecanoe and White Counties remain under a Travel Watch at this time.

Only Howard County is under a Travel Advisory at this time. A Travel Advisory is the lowest level of local travel advisory. This 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.

For more information on the winter storm, visit Chad’s blog.

For more information on weather alerts, visit the alerts page.

For more information on counties under travel advisory, view the map here.

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