News release from the Allen County Public Information Office:
Travel Advisory Issued for Allen County
(January 31, 2015) – The Allen County Department of Homeland Security has issued a Winter Weather Travel ADVISORY for Allen County, in effect until further notice. The issuance was made following consultation with the Allen County Highway Department and Allen County Sheriff’s Office.
A Travel ADVISORY means that routine travel or activities may be restricted in areas because of a hazardous situation and individuals should use caution or avoid those areas.
Hazardous travel conditions are expected to develop rapidly overnight as the winter storm moves into our area. Residents should be alert for these changing conditions and monitor local media for further updates.
If traveling on highways is necessary, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security advises motorists to put together a travel kit or check supplies they already have. Among the items which should be included are:
- Bottled water
- Sand or kitty litter
- Extra blankets
- A hand crank flashlight or battery powered flashlight with extra batteries
- Booster (jumper) cables
- Chargers for cell phones and mobile devices
- Nonperishable food
- First-aid kit