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December 26, 2012

Officials: Stay off of roads until it clears

Blizzard warning called off, roads getting better

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WASHINGTON —

“There’s been state highway trucks slide off the road, so it’s pretty slick out there,” Goss said.

 Indiana State Police add that if people attempt to go somewhere and their vehicle is stranded on a road, it makes it that much more difficult for emergency vehicles to get through and for INDOT trucks to clear the roadways. ISP reported Daviess County roads to be slick and hazardous, and is asking people to stay off them unless absolutely necessary.

Drivers who do attempt to go somewhere should take a fully charged cell phone and a winter survival kit with them, according to ISP, and if stranded, stay with their vehicle.

ISP also reminds people not to call local police agencies to ask about road conditions because the phone lines need to be open for emergencies. Instead, they can check www.crh.noaa.gov/ind or www.TrafficWise.IN.gov. Inquiries may also be made at 1-800-261-7623.

The NWS predicts snow will stop later Wednesday and by Thursday winds will die down to about 3 to 6 mph. The high temperature Thursday is expected to be about 31 degrees.

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