Pursuant to Jay County Ordinance No 2011-08
Section 3. Local Travel Advisories

A local travel advisory shall be declared in accordance with IC 10-14-3-29.5 and this ordinance.

The purpose of a local travel advisory is to keep the residents of Jay County informed of the weather and county road conditions, and to assist County Highway Department in the clearing of the county roadways by eliminating stranded vehicles;

Advisory Level (Yellow)

This level may be declared when routine travel or activities may be restricted in areas of the county because of a hazardous situation; citizens should use caution or avoid these areas. Schools and businesses may begin to implement their emergency action plans.

Watch Level (Orange) 

This level may be declared when conditions are threatening to the safety of the public. Only essential travel is recommended (i.e. to and from work, emergency situations, etc.). At this level, emergency action plans should be implemented by businesses, schools, government agencies and other organizations. 

Warning Level (Red)

This level may be declared when roads have become impassable and the County Highway Department is not able to keep the roadways cleared due to extreme weather conditions such as a severe snow fall, high drifts or blizzard like conditions present. Travel may be restricted to emergency management workers ONLY and essential emergency travel by members of the public as the Board may further direct, such as privately employed health care workers. Further restrictions that the Board deems necessary may be included within the local disaster declaration. 

Winter Weather

Jay County residents are encouraged to log on to http://www.nixle.com/ and sign up for this free text messaging service to receive road, weather, and school closing information.
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