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.
Read more in Thursday's Republic.