Some Counties Downgrade Travel Warnings, But Hazards Remain
Despite another day of subzero temperatures and bitingly cold wind chill readings reaching between -20 and -40 degrees, several Northeast Indiana counties have downgraded their travel advisories from "warning" to "watch."
As of 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, authorities in Allen, Dekalb, Huntington, Noble, and Steuben counties had downgraded their county travel statuses to watches, indicating roads were still potentially hazardous, but safe enough for essential travel needs, like getting to and from work.
Despite the downgrades, officials at the Indiana Department of Transportation Northeast say roads are still dangerous across the region, as most were topped with snow pack and drifting snow continued to make plowing difficult.
A weather update from INDOT Northeast says plow crews won't be able to make significant progress on slick roads until temperatures start to rise Wednesday.
The National Weather Service of Northern Indiana is calling for highs near 18 degrees Wednesday, with the potential for temperatures to rise above freezing by the weekend.
Hoosiers can find the latest notifications on Indiana travel advisories at http://www.in.gov/dhs/traveladvisory/.
(Ed. note: this story was updated at 4:20 p.m. Tuesday to reflect new information from Indiana DHS.)