The Level 2 travel watch expired at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, and Wayne County is now on a lower Level 1 advisory for roads maintained by Wayne County Highway Department and streets in Richmond and Centerville.
A Level 1 travel advisory warns that those who must travel should use caution because of isolated blowing and drifting snow and scattered slick spots, making travel still hazardous. It does not impose any restrictions on travel on county roadways. Motorists may travel at their own risk.
If you must drive during this advisory, remain alert and use caution as you may encounter slick patches on roads and rapidly changing road conditions, especially where snow is blowing across a road. Allow extra time to get to your destination, reduce your speed and increase the following distance from the vehicle ahead. Avoid sudden changes in speed and apply brakes and accelerator slowly and gently.
Check the county website before you go for current or upgraded travel restrictions: http://co.wayne.in.us. A Transportation Emergency Fact Sheet is also available that explains the various travel emergency conditions.
Check the travel emergency status of other Indiana counties on the IDHS Travel Advisory Map at http://www.in.gov/dhs/. Travelers can check state road conditions and road closures before they depart by calling INDOT’s TrafficWise at 1-800-261-ROAD (7623) or on the internet at www.TrafficWise.IN.gov.
Do not call 911 for information on travel restrictions or road conditions.