TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — According to a release from the Vigo County Emergency Management Agency, Mayor Duke Bennett and Vigo County Commissioners have declared a Winter Storm Travel Advisory that will take effect at midnight (2400) on Tuesday night, Jan. 24, and will last until noon (1200) Wednesday, Jan. 25.
The area is expected to be hit with a sweeping low-pressure system that will bring rain, followed by a wintry mix and precipitation. The rain is expected to start late Tuesday night and begin to turn into a blend of snow and rain. Wet, heavy snow is expected to hit the area around 3:00 a.m. Wednesday.
- First wave: Expect ice-covered and slippery roads early on Wednesday, (January 25th).
- Second wave: Expect lighter snow, from 6 a.m. through 3 p.m. on Wednesday, (January 25th).
- Rates of early snowfall will impact visibility down to a quarter of a mile in some locations. Drifting snow may hinder the efforts of snow-clearing crews and could lead to hazardous roads, some could be impassable.
- Aftermath: Expect lingering snow and some road hazards into Thursday (January 26th).
To keep updated on the travel status of other counties throughout the duration of the storm, check out Indiana’s County Travel status map.