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TRAFFIC BLOG: Travel advisories issued

Posted at 11:35 AM, Feb 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-25 12:24:06-05

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana Department of Homeland Security has issued travel advisories and watches across Indiana.

The difference between a travel advisory and a travel watch is the degree of danger to drivers. An advisory means that anybody driving should use caution, while a watch means the conditions are "threatening top the safety of the public," according to the IDHS. 

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The Indiana Department of Transportation has given tips to drivers to make sure they are taking the necessary precautions. 

Those are:

  • Fully clear off your front and rear windshield, and side mirrors
  • Use low-beam lights
  • Increase following distance so you can barely see taillights 
  • Turn on emergency flashers if you're stopped or traveling slower
  • Make sure your fuel tank is full and your phone is charged
  • Apply brakes firmly

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