Counties have travel watches, warnings for Tuesday’s wintry mix

INDIANAPOLIS — Concerns about freezing rain and slick surfaces prompted several counties to change their travel status on Tuesday.

Weather-related closings and delays

Boone, Hamilton, Hancock and Hendricks were among those calling for a yellow travel advisory earlier Tuesday, according to the status map from the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS). Hamilton no longer has an advisory. The map also showed some orange travel watches in Carroll, Owen and White counties, among others:
County travel status map as of 10:05 a.m. on Jan. 23, 2024

Temperatures Tuesday morning were holding between 32 and 35 degrees, meaning it’s been rain for much of the viewing area, with the concerns for ice relegated to bridges and overpasses. Areas to the north were more likely to see more of an impact from freezing precipitation on untreated surfaces.

A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect through 10 a.m.

Rainfall will taper off in the late morning. Drivers should expect drizzle this afternoon as temperatures rise into the lower 40s.

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