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Road update from Indiana State Police

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Indiana State Police at the Bloomington Post advise road conditions remain extremely hazardous in the district due to freezing rain.

"Lawrence County has declared a Level 2 Warning which means conditions are threatening to the safety of the public and only essential travel is recommended such as to and from work and emergency situations, according to ISP Public Information Officer Sgt. Curt Durnil.

Current road conditions within the Bloomington District of the Indiana State Police, which includes, Monroe, Owen, Greene, Lawrence and Brown Counties, are as follows:

*SR 37, Monroe County, has been cleared of snow but the road is still ice covered and becoming extremely slick.

*SR 37, Lawrence County is snow and ice covered and becoming extremely slick.

*SR 46, Monroe, Owen and Brown Counties, has been cleared of snow but the road is still ice covered and becoming extremely slick.

*SR 45, Monroe, Greene and Brown Counties is snow and ice covered and becoming extremely slick.

*State and U.S. Highways are snow and ice covered and becoming extremely slick.

*Secondary roads, (county roads) are snow and ice covered with two to eight inches of snow and ice cover depending on the county you are in. These county roads are extremely slick and hazardous.

Citizens can access road and weather information by going to our website at: www.in.gov/isp or by calling the Indiana State Police Road and Weather Line at 1-800-261-7623 (for statewide conditions).

"We are having a few slide-offs and crashes at this time. No personal injuries have occurred," Durnil stated.

Motorists are encouraged to use the following cautions when driving:

*Reduce speed

*Be aware of sudden stops

* Keep distance between vehicles

*Hang up cell phones, and drive with caution

*MOVE OVER, SLOW DOWN when approaching emergency vehicles

If you should become stranded the following safety tips could save your life.

ŞBefore you leave check the weather forecast and road conditions. Citizens can access road and weather information by going to our website at: www.in.gov/isp or by calling the Indiana State Police Road and Weather Line at 1-800-261-7623 (for statewide conditions).

*Always keep your gas tank full when driving in cold weather.

*Carry a winter survival kit in your car which is to include: blankets, flashlight, extra batteries, brightly colored cloth, sand or a bag of cat litter, shovel, candles and matches, non perishable high calorie foods, (nuts, raisins, and candy bars), newspapers (for insulation), a first aid kit and jumper cables.

*Do not leave your car if stranded, it is your best protection. Do not panic, an idling car only uses one gallon of gas per hour.

*Roll down a window a very small amount for fresh air.

*Make sure the car's exhaust pipe is not blocked to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.

* At night, leave your dome light on.

*If at all possible carry a cell phone, and call 911.



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