GENEVA, Ind. (WFFT) – A “Travel Advisory” was issued for Adams County Monday evening because of forecasted snow accumulation.
Southern Adams County saw as much as five inches of snow Sunday night.
Indiana Travel Statuses
- 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.
- 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.
- 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:
- (A) refrain from all travel;
- (B) comply with necessary emergency measures;
- (C) cooperate with public officials and disaster services forces in executing emergency operations plans; and
- (D) obey and comply with the lawful directions of properly identified officers.
(Source: Indiana Department of Homeland Security)
"I love the snow, I've been waiting for it all year long," said Bob Lamb, who lives in Geneva.
Lamb and his neighbor Rodney McKean were caught off guard by the snow when they looked outside Monday morning.
"We always expect a little bit, but I guess it seemed different just because it's been so warm. Back and fourth, then all of a sudden we got five inches of snow," said McKean.
McKean said he doesn't doesn't mind the snow, even if he has to work outside.
"My kids like it, so I guess that makes me like it enough to deal with it," said McKean.
Lamb moved to Geneva from California more than a decade ago.
"I love the way it looks, the way it feels. As long as I don't have to do too much shoveling, it's great," said Lamb.
He said his two dogs love playing in the snow, but his wife Robin hates it.
"I don't know how to drive in the snow either. But you get a whole bunch of stupid people like me on the road and can't control their car, it's just better to stay home," she said.
The Adams County Highway Department pretreated every intersection in the county ahead of Monday evening’s snow.
"It's usually effective for a couple weeks if we don't get a heavy rain," said Adams County EMA Director John August.
The Indiana State Police said troopers responded to more than 600 crashes and slide offs statewide overnight. There was only one slide off in Adams County this morning.
August said drivers need to slow down Tuesday morning.
"Just be careful, do your winter driving and not your summer driving."
You can check Indiana road conditions here.