Winter weather advisory, travel advisory lifted for Monroe County



BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (IUSTV News) – FINAL UPDATE: Monroe County is no longer under a travel advisory after a winter blast brought heavy snow and poor road conditions Friday evening.

SATURDAY UPDATE:
Monroe County remains under a travel advisory Saturday after a winter blast brought heavy snow and poor road conditions Friday evening, according to the Monroe County Emergency Management Agency and Indiana Department of Homeland Security

Under a travel advisory, routine travel or activities may be restricted in areas because of a hazardous situation, and individuals should use caution or avoid those areas. Monroe County was originally under a travel watch.

The winter weather advisory, which was in effect until 9 p.m. Friday, has expired, according to the National Weather Service.

FRIDAY EVENING UPDATE:
Monroe County is under a travel watch as of Friday night for poor road conditions as a result of falling and accumulating snow, according to the Monroe County Emergency Management Agency and Indiana Department of Homeland Security

Under a travel watch, conditions are considered threatening to the safety of the public. Only essential travel, like to and from work or in emergency situations, is recommended.

A winter weather advisory is also in place until at least 9 p.m. Friday, according to the National Weather Service.