Travel watch in effect for Vanderburgh Co.

Don’t get out unless you have to
Travel watch in effect for Vanderburgh Co.
Updated: Feb. 16, 2021 at 2:49 PM CST
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - The roads are better Tuesday thanks to road crews and the sun, but you still want to take it slow if you have to drive.

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According to the Indiana Department of Homeland Security travel map, all of our Indiana counties are under what they call a “travel watch.”

That means, only essential travel, such as to and from work or in emergency situations, is recommended. It also means emergency action plans should be implemented by businesses, schools, government agencies and other organizations.

Many drivers Tuesday said they felt comfortable driving on the main roads.

”Well the worst part was trying to pull out to actually get here,” said driver Sydney Shelton. “With them going through and cleaning off the roads it kind of pushed the snow up again against everyone’s cars. So I got hung up trying to pull out, so I guess the 4 wheel drive didn’t work this morning. Other than that, not bad.”

Sgt. Dave Henderson with the Indiana State Police has been monitoring road conditions.

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In Evansville, all 12 trucks are out plowing Tuesday, focusing on those main snow routes.

We spoke to officials with transportation and services, and they tell us that getting the snow off those main roads is their main focus.

We also spoke to officials with INDOT. They tell us they will also have full crews out with the goal to have the roads down to pavement by the end of the day.

Officials say that sunshine is really helping. The downside to that could be these freezing temperatures after snow melts, which would cause ice issues in the morning.

INDOT officials say a vast majority of the state routes are in good shape.

In Perry County, Tell City has actually issued an emergency proclamation because of the snow and ice.

Officials there urge everyone to stay off snow-covered roads unless it is absolutely necessary.

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