48 Indiana counties issue travel warnings, watches

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 26, 2014 at 11:51 am •  Published: January 26, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — More than half of Indiana's counties are restricting motor vehicle traffic or recommending only essential travel because of wintry conditions.

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security said Sunday that eight central and northern Indiana counties were limiting travel to emergency management workers. Those eight counties are Steuben, Fulton, Wabash, Huntington, Clinton, Tipton, Jay and Randolph.

Forty other counties mostly in northern and eastern Indiana are recommending only essential travel.

The National Weather Service forecast 2 to 4 inches of fresh snowfall Sunday in parts of northern Indiana, while blowing and drifting were expected to continue across central Indiana.

The (Anderson) Herald Bulletin reports the Madison County Highway Department reported snowdrifts higher than 10 feet in some areas of the county northeast of Indianapolis.