Marshall County EMA Director Reviews Travel Advisory Categories

As we brace for another round of snow storms today, Marshall County Emergency Management Agency Director Clyde Avery reminded the commissioners yesterday of the three travel restrictions that could be issued during a snow event.

The “advisory” level means that routine travel or activities may be restricted in areas and individuals should use caution or avoid the areas. The “watch” level means that conditions are threatening to the safety of the public. Only essential travel is recommended, such as to and from work or in emergency situations. A “warning” level means that travel is restricted to emergency management workers only. Travelers are restricted to refrain from all travel and to cooperate with public officials and disaster services forces in executing emergency operation plans.

If you’re looking at a color-coded map, the “advisory” level is yellow, the “watch” level is orange and the “warning” level is red.

Avery explained that the county remains under a watch level until the forecasted snow storm approaches the area. The travel level will be re-evaluated at that time.