INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The state Department of Homeland Security is warning drivers to be cautious driving throughout much of southern Indiana because of treacherous road conditions caused by ice and snow.
The department issued a travel warning for Crawford and Washington counties, which is the highest level of local travel advisory. Homeland Security asks people in those counties to refrain from travel.
Vanderburgh, Knox, Daviess, Owen, Brown, Scott, Jefferson, Floyd and Perry counties were on travel watches, which means conditions are threatening to public safety. The department says only essential travel, such as to and from work or in emergency situations, is recommended.
Twenty other counties are under travel advisories, meaning travel or activities may be restricted in areas because of a hazardous situation.
The advisories are listed at: http://www.in.gov/dhs/traveladvisory.