We would like to take the time to thank all of the Department of Public
Works employees who have been working around the clock to clear and prepare
the roads during Polar Vortex 2014. Without their help, our emergency
workers (ambulance, fire, and police drivers as well as all hospital employees)
would not be able to complete their life-saving jobs.
Please follow the recommendations of your local police department about
whether or not you are legally permitted to travel on the roadways. Unless
it is an emergency, many areas have issued a “red” warning
– you will be ticketed for being on the roads for any reason other
than an emergency.
In addition to the road conditions, the low temperature and high winds
have created extremely dangerous wind chills across the State of Indiana.
As always, the elderly and children are most at risk. Check in on your
elderly relatives and neighbors – they might not always ask for
help. Cover your children in layers if you must go out of the house. Be
aware of symptoms of frostbite.
Stay inside. Stay warm. Call us if you need us.