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Richmond & Wayne County, Indiana, Current Transportation Emergency Level Delays and Closings (Richmond & Wayne County, Indiana)
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IN Fire Weather Zones - Local county numbers: Delaware Co 041, Fayette Co 058, Franklin Co 066, Henry Co 049, Randolph Co 042, Rush Co 057, Union Co 059, Wayne Co 050.
OH Fire Weather Zones - Local county numbers: Butler Co 070, Darke Co 042, Mercer Co 034, Miami Co 051, Montgomery Co 061, Preble Co 060, Shelby Co 043

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Transportation Emergency Ordinance of Wayne County, Indiana

Wayne County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) issues travel declarations for Wayne County. These are in reverse order of the system recommended by the State of Indiana Department of Homeland Security (see below), but in the same order as Preble County and the State of Ohio. As of 1 February, 2010, Union County Indiana is again on this system with level 3 a declared emergency for road travel.
  • LEVEL 3
    Travel is prohibited for all but emergency personnel (police, firefighters, emergency medical personnel, highway crews) and critical occupations (utility workers, highway crews, medical providers, fuel delivery, news media). Violators can be fined $150.
  • LEVEL 2
    In addition to the emergency personnel permitted under Level 3, only travel to and from work (contact your employer), to obtain essential medical care, prescriptions, supplies of food or fuel, or to obtain safe shelter is permitted. Motorists in violation of the advisory are subject to fines of up to $150. Parking on all county roads and their rights-of-way is prohibited during the advisory and vehicles found in violation will be towed at the owner's expense. Questions about the declaration may be directed to the EMA at (765) 973-9399 or the Wayne County Sheriff's Department at (765) 973-9393. If emergency assistance is needed, or to report an emergency incident, call 9-1-1.
  • LEVEL 1
    Travel warning to make motorists aware of conditions.

Preble County and the State of Ohio (same order as Wayne and Union counties, Indiana)
  • LEVEL 3
    According to Ohio Revised Code 11.07, all roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel. Those traveling unnecessarily may be subject to fine or arrest. Cars may be towed at the owners' expense for snow-removal purposes.
  • LEVEL 2
    Roadways are hazardous because of blowing and drifting snow or freezing rain and sleet. Only those who feel it is absolutely necessary to travel should be on the roads. People should contact their employers.
  • LEVEL 1
    Roadways are hazardous because of snow or ice. Drive cautiously.

State of Indiana Department of Homeland Security
  • LEVEL 1 - Emergency
    A State of Emergency has been declared by the County Commissioners. Travel may be restricted to emergency personnel ONLY! Further restrictions may be included in the declaration.
  • LEVEL 2 - Warning
    Conditions are threatening to the safety of the public. Only essential travel is recommended (i.e. to and from work, emergency situations, etc.). Emergency action plans have been or should be implemented by businesses, schools, government agencies and other organizations.
  • LEVEL 3 - Watch
    Routine travel or activities may be restricted in areas because of a hazardous situation; citizens should use caution or avoid these areas. Schools and businesses may begin to implement their emergency action plans.
    A condition may develop that limits or hinders travel or activities in isolated areas. No travel restrictions have been reported but citizens should be alert to changing conditions.

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