County and City Officials conferred via conference call and Emergency Management has elevated the travel status to a “WATCH” or Orange. This means that travel is hazardous to the public and only essential travel is recommended. Conditions are expected to get worse overnight with a projected change to “Emergency Travel Only” for Decatur County from 4 p.m. through the overnight. Begin planning now for the next 12 to 14 hours to shelter in-place at your home.
Please remove all vehicles from the roadway as possible to assist road crews with clearing roads. Clear any snow away from fire hydrants if possible. Ambulances are stationed in Lake Santee, Letts, and Greensburg to assist in timely response.
If traveling make sure you inform a family member of your route, and call them when you arrive to prevent unnecessary concern for whereabouts of loved ones.
The current weather travel advisory level for Decatur County is Watch “Orange”. Citizens should be cautious for changing conditions and prepare themselves and their vehicles before heading out on the roadways: fully charged cellular phones, blankets, and water for drinking should their vehicle become disabled. Citizens can receive free status changes alerts on their cellular phone by subscribing to NIXLE. Signing up is easy: Send a text message to 888777 from your cellular phone with containing 47240 in the message to receive alerts.
Decatur County follows the Indiana Department of Homeland Security Weather Travel Advisory Conditions Guidelines. The advisories are color coded and the status of Decatur County can be found at
Caution – White
— A condition may develop that limits or hinders travel in isolated areas. No travel restrictions have
been placed in effect by county officials, but citizens should be alert to changing conditions
Advisory - Yellow
— Routine Travel or activities may be restricted in areas because of a hazardous situation. Citizens
should use caution or avoid these areas.
Watch – Orange
— Conditions are threatening to the safety of the public. Only essential travel is recommended (i.e., to and from work, emergency situations, etc.)
Warning – Red
— Travel may be restricted to emergency personnel only. Citizens are directed to remain from travel, comply with necessary emergency measures, cooperate and comply with directions of properly uniformed law enforcement officers.
— Daily News