Starke County will likely remain under an orange level travel watch through the overnight hours, according to Emergency Management Agency Director Ted Bombagetti. He says restricting travel to emergencies only will give snow plow drivers a chance to clear snow from roads and spread a mixture of salt and sand to help with traction.
“All our roads, both local and county roads, are all snow-covered, icy and extremely slick. Hopefully we’ve got most of our power outages squared away. I’ve been in contact with REMC and they said whatever is still open will be taken care of within today’s working hours,” Bombagetti told WKVI News.
He says travel is allowed if it is necessary to get to work, but joyriding to cure a case of cabin fever is discouraged. If you need information about Starke County road conditions, call the EMA office at 574-772-9182. Do not call 911 or the Starke County Sheriff’s Department, as dispatchers are busy handling emergency calls. Find information about the travel advisory levels in effect for the area online at http://www.in.gov/dhs/traveladvisory/.