Officials declare travel advisory for Bartholomew County

The Bartholomew County Emergency Management Agency has issued a travel advisory for local roads and streets. Shannon Hinton, director of the agency, says that the county’s travel status has been upgraded due to the reports of some poor road conditions throughout the county.

A travel advisory is the lowest level of local travel condition, and 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.

Hinton recommends that you slow down and use caution when traveling. You should also allow extra time for travel this morning and make sure there is extra distance between you and the vehicle in front of you.

Brown County is also under a travel advisory.

The National Weather Service in Indianapolis is reporting a low temperature this morning of 9 degrees. They say that is the earliest single digit temperature in Indiana history.

Yesterday brought a little more than two inches of snow to central Indiana, a new record for the day. The last record  for Indianapolis was 1.2 inches set in 1932 and 1995.