Current travel statuses for counties across Michiana – WNDU

(WNDU) – Most counties in our viewing area are under a travel watch or advisory as we continue to see inclement winter weather here in Michiana.
As of 12:30 p.m. EST on Tuesday, all nine of the northern Indiana counties in our viewing area are either under a travel watch or an advisory. They are listed below:
YELLOW: Elkhart, LaGrange, Marshall
ORANGE: Fulton Kosciusko, LaPorte, Pulaski, St. Joseph, Starke
In Indiana, county travel status information is provided by each county’s emergency management agency. As counties initiate official travel advisories and notify the state, they will be automatically updated at the Indiana Department of Homeland Security’s website.
Counties that are YELLOW are under an ADVISORY, which is the lowest level of local travel advisory. It means that routine travel or activities may be restricted in areas because of a hazardous situation, and you should use caution or avoid those areas.
Counties that are ORANGE are under a WATCH, meaning that conditions are threatening to the safety of the public. Only essential travel, such as to and from work or in emergency situations, is recommended. This is also when emergency action plans should be implemented by businesses, schools, government agencies, and other organizations.
Counties that are RED are under a WARNING, which is the highest level of local travel advisory. It means that travel may be restricted to emergency management workers only. Under this advisory, you are urged to:
In Michigan, the state does not have a website that is similar in comparison to Indiana’s. However, major road closures can be found by clicking here. For additional resources, click here.
Meteorologist Martin Lowrimore gives an explainer on travel advisories, which you can watch below:
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