(PAOLI, IN) - Orange County was declared a level 2 state of emergency this morning.
The declaration follows a level 1 declaration Monday evening at 6:00PM.
Orange County Police Chief Deputy Josh Babcock says that due to foretasted 30MPH winds, county commissioners did not want to take the risk with the possibility of snow drifting back into the roadways and wanted to give plowing crews time to do their jobs.
At 7:00AM this morning the level 1 was promoted to level 2.
Babcock says that motorists should only be traveling to and from doctor's offices, work, grocery stores and only when it is essential.
The penalty for driving on the roads despite the county's warning will some motorists with a $115 fine.
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