Travel Advisory System

The Travel Advisory System was adopted locally from the Indiana Department of Homeland Security Local Travel Advisory System.

This system consists of 3 levels:

Advisory

the lowest level of local 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

Watch

conditions are threatening to the safety of the public; only essential travel, such as to and from work or in emergency situations, is recommended; emergency action plans should be implemented by businesses, schools, government agencies, and other organizations

Warning

the highest level of local travel advisory; travel may be restricted to emergency management workers only; individuals are directed to:

  • refrain from all travel
  • comply with necessary emergency measures
  • cooperate with public officials in executing emergency operations plans
  • obey and comply with the lawful directions of properly identified officers

With the declaration of a Warning Travel Advisory, the Commissioners may restrict travel to emergency management workers. Further, all county offices other than those of emergency personnel or 24-hour operations will be closed.

Persons violating restrictions during a Warning Travel Advisory shall be subject to being charged with a Class B misdemeanor in accordance with I.C. 10-14-3-34.

Useful Apps

River Watch

Fort Wayne Trails - download it for the iPhone in the App Store or for Android in Google Play

Travel Advisory - The State of Indiana has created a free mobile app to provide Hoosiers with county travel status updates and alerts directly to their mobile devices - download it for iPhone in the App Store or for Android in Google Play.

Useful Websites

A map of local weather conditions from the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service by the National Weather Service

The Allen County Winter Weather Travel Advisory Status

The Indiana All Hazard Local Conditions Map

The National Weather Service of Northern Indiana