(BEDFORD) – Lawrence County has now moved to an orange travel advisory.
Most counties of Southern Indiana moved from yellow to the orange status.
Yellow: The lowest level of the local travel advisory, 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.
Orange: This means that 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.
Red: The highest level of the local travel advisory, means that travel may be restricted to emergency management workers only.
Lawrence County Highway crews are having a hard time keeping roads clear.
“They are just not making much progress,” said Emergency Management Director Valerie Luchauer. “We have emergency plans in place.”
Martin County officials agreed, the snow is falling too fast to keep roads clear.
Indiana State Police request any motorists that are on the roads and out and about to go home and stay there.
The Indiana Department of Transportation is are making all efforts to keep up the fast snow accumulation.
Police say all roads are snow-covered, drifting, and slick. If you are on the road, increase your distance between vehicles and drive with extreme caution.
Forecasters have predicted the second wave of the storm, expected later this week, to bring an estimated 5 or more inches of additional snow.