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LaGrange County travel warning extended indefinitely

Statement as issued Tuesday by LaGrange County officials:

The LaGrange County Commissioners in cooperation with the Sheriff, LaGrange County Highway and the LaGrange County Emergency Management have extended the Emergency Travel WARNING for LaGrange County indefinitely. This situation remains dangerous and will not be re-evaluated until late this afternoon. This DOES NOT mean that the travel restrictions will end then, it simply means that the road conditions will be evaluated and a decision will be made as to remain under the warning or to change the status.

Please stay tuned to regular media outlets, the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, or NIXLE alerts for updates.

The LaGrange County Commissioners, The Sheriff, Emergency Management, and LaGrange County Highway will be in regular contact throughout the day and as information develops about conditions, media releases will be put out.

LaGrange County Highway continues to report difficulty with heavily drifted snow. We are encouraging everyone to stay inside during this emergency and not to travel unless it is an emergency. We are also asking that if you are removing snow from your driveway to NOT place the shoveled/plowed or (blown) snow in the roadway. This is creating another set of problems for highway plows.

Reminder this travel warning does not cover STATE ROADS or CITY STREETS. County roads are not to be traveled by any vehicles other than emergency vehicles.

Please do not call LaGrange County Communications or 911 to ask if you may drive to work, or to inquire as to when the restrictions will end. The dispatch centers are being flooded with unnecessary calls that are taking their attention away from emergency matters.

Emergency travel is exempt from the ordinance. Other exempt vehicles in the emergency Ordinance include: those providing medical assistance, Law Enforcement, Fire Department, Emergency management, Public utility, all fuel hauling vehicles and any employees of the aforementioned services while engaging in their official duties.

All LaGrange County Offices including the court house are closed during this emergency snow warning.

Terry Martin

Sheriff

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