Advisory Definitions and County Quadrants

Advisory Definitions

Warning (Red)
The highest level of local travel advisory, means that travel may be restricted to emergency management workers only. During a "warning" local travel advisory, individuals are directed to:
  1. Refrain from all travel
  2. Comply with necessary emergency measures
  3. Cooperate with public officials and disaster services forces in executing emergency operations plans
  4. Obey and comply with the lawful directions of properly identified officers
Watch (Orange)
Means that conditions are threatening to the safety of the public. During a "watch" local travel advisory, only essential travel, such as to and from work or in emergency situations, is recommended, and emergency action plans should be implemented by businesses, schools, government agencies, and other organizations.

Advisory (Yellow)
The lowest level of local 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.

Current Advisories
To find the current status of travel advisories in other Indiana counties, visit the state wide IDHS County Travel Advisory Map.

County Quadrants
Local Officials refer to the following Quadrants to help description which areas are affected within the county.   See Quadrant Definitions for more detailed maps and information.
county Quadrants
  • Red denotes state roads
  • Green denotes County Roads
  • Black denotes Municipal Roads
Friendly Reminder
Driving too fast for conditions is the number 1 cause of traffic crashes during inclement weather.

Please Note
This site provides conditions as reported to the County Sheriff's Office, it is not an inclusive list and may not be the most current information available. Contact municipalities for more current and complete information about roads they maintain. Refer to the Resources section of this Page for links to additional weather and travel information. Please be aware these are general conditions at the time of update. Conditions may change quickly. Please use common sense.

If you need verification please print this page, or go to the Auditor's Office for a copy of the closure.