Travel advisories issued for a number of counties due to weather

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – According to the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (DHS), multiple Travel Advisories have been issued for northeast Indiana counties due to weather.

Counties under a Travel Advisory:

  • DeKalb County
  • Grant County
  • Huntington County
  • Kosciusko County
  • Wabash County
  • Wells County
  • Whitley County

According to the DHS website, a travel advisory means that routine travel or activities may be restricted in areas because of a hazardous situation. Individuals should use caution or avoid those areas.

In Ohio, some counties are declaring snow emergencies.

Counties under snow emergencies:

  • Defiance County, Level 1
  • Mercer County, Level 1

According to the Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness, a Level 1 Snow Emergency urges drivers to use caution on roads that are hazardous because of drifting or blowing snow, or icy conditions. Level 2 Snow Emergencies indicate that people should only drive if it is absolutely necessary and a Level 3 Snow Emergency closes roads to anyone who is non-essentially at the risk of arrest, barring a personal emergency or the necessity of travel. For Level 2 and 3 Snow emergencies, motorists should contact their employers to see if they should report to work.

WANE 15 will update this article as more information is released.

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FAU basketball vs. Western Kentucky pushed back due to pandemic

Phillip Suitts
| Palm Beach Post

The coronavirus pandemic has once again altered the schedule of the Florida Atlantic men’s basketball program.

The Owls’ two home games against Western Kentucky have been pushed back two days to Sunday and Monday, respectively, after multiple members of the Western Kentucky travel party demonstrated COVID-19 symptoms on Thursday, according to an FAU release.

While those people later tested negative on Thursday, the Hilltoppers remain in Kentucky and will undergo another round of PCR swab tests for COVID-19 on Friday. If those tests are negative, Western Kentucky will travel to Florida on Saturday.

Everyone in the Western Kentucky travel party had tested negative for COVID-19 on PCR swab tests Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the release.

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Tip-off is now set for noon Sunday and 6 p.m. Monday at FAU Arena. Both games will be broadcasted on ESPN+.

Already, FAU (8-7 overall, 3-3 Conference USA) has had four Conference USA games postponed due to COVID-19, two at Middle Tennessee and two at Marshall. Head coach Dusty May also missed FAU’s last two games, against Charlotte on Jan. 22-23, due to COVID protocols after a member of his family tested positive for the coronavirus. 

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