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County adapts state's snow-alert terms


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Bartholomew County and Columbus have adopted the same snow emergency category system as the state.

Prior to the recent snowstorms, the highest county level was a "snow emergency," which meant only emergency travel was allowed. However, the county and city have now adopted the three tiered-system used by the state:

  • Advisory — Routine travel or activities may be restricted.
  • Watch — Conditions are threatening and only essential travel is recommended.
  • Warning — Travel is restricted to emergency personnel only. Citizens are directed to refrain from all travel.

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