CLAY COUNTY, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Authorities in Clay County have activated a Travel Advisory for the county in response to snowfall causing slick road conditions.

According to Indiana State Police Sgt Matt Ames INDOT has kept I-70 well cleared throughout, but the troopers did respond to one property damage accident this morning. Vigo County Sheriff John Plasse reports that deputies have responded to several slide-offs around the area and described the roads as “slick and hazardous.”

According to the Indiana travel advisory map, a number of area counties are listed as having a travel advisory in place, including Knox, Greene, Clay, and Putnam Counties. However, Clay’s is the only one activated this morning with the others appearing to have been put in place on January 25.

Indiana defines a travel advisory as; “The lowest level of local travel advisory, means that routine travel or activities may be restricted in areas because of a hazardous situation, and individuals should use caution or avoid those areas.”

WTWO Meteorologist Julie Henricks reported that falling overnight temperatures and early precipitation could lead to potential freezing drizzle.

Before noon, be careful on bridges, overpasses, side streets, sidewalks and parking lots as there could be a few slick areas. 

Meteorologist Julie Henricks

Conditions are expected to improve as the day goes on, however, temperatures are expected to continue to fall into the low 20s by this evening.

A number of area schools were on a two-hour delay due to the conditions including Barr-Reeve, North Daviess Community School, Shoals Schools, Washington Catholic and Washington Community schools.

Robinson Community District 2 in Illinois is closed today.

For more closings and delays visit our MyWabashValley weather closings page here.