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DeKalb issues Level 2 Travel Watch

The DeKalb County commissioners have issued a Level 2 Travel Watch for DeKalb County, effective as of 6:45 a.m. Saturday.

A Level 2 watch means “Conditions are threatening to the safety of the public. Only essential travel is recommended (i.e. to and from work, emergency situations, etc.).”

The county announced said businesses, schools, government agencies and other organizations should implement any “emergency action plans.”

The DeKalb County Homeland Security issued the announcement Saturday morning, asking those who must travel to be on the lookout for snow plows, snow-removal equipment, towing equipment and emergency services vehicles.

“If you do not have to travel, we are asking that you do not,” said the announcement issued by DeKalb Homeland Security Director Roger Powers.

County official are also asking that calls to DeKalb County Communications be reserved to calls for service and 911.

“They are being flooded with calls requesting road conditions which have been tying up valuable lines for serious incoming calls,” the announcement said.

The Indiana Department of Transportation offers a map that shows general road conditions. (Note: It usually takes a little while to load.)

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