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ODOT Update: Progress Is Being Made

-85 ODOT crews are currently operating on the highways within the eight-county area of ODOT District 1. -Crews resumed treating roadways today with salt and calcium chloride to take advantage of the sun. Treating was primarily concentrated on priority travel routes and at intersections. -Good progress was made today as some roadways now have bare…

UPDATE: Dropped to Level 2, Sheriff says

The Paulding County Sheriff’s Office made a statement saying the roads conditions brought the Weather Emergency down to a Level Two. This means you may travel, but you must be very careful and should travel on if necessary. Original Announcement: WEATHER EMERGENCY – ROAD CLOSURE Sheriff Jason K. Landers has issued a Level 3 Weather…

Severe Winter Weather Update – 1-7-14

Northeast Indiana roads still extremely icy, conditions may worsen overnightAs of 4:30 p.m., INDOT has made progress plowing drifted and snow-covered roads in Northeast Indiana, but extremely hazardous icy conditions remain, and conditions may worsen overnight. Throughout the day INDOT crews have been successful clearing snow that forced traffic onto narrow driving lanes, due to…

Many Indiana Counties Remain Under Travel Restrictions

Bitterly Cold Temperatures, Strong Winds to Continue Through TuesdayThe Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) advises motorists that travel conditions tonight and tomorrow are expected to remain difficult, and they should abide by local travel advisories, avoiding travel if possible. All counties in Northeast Indiana remain under a “Watch” or “Warning” status, limiting travel to essential…

Ohio Department of Transportation District 1

Winter Operations Update-80 ODOT crews remain on the highways within the eight-county area of ODOT District 1. -North/south roads are the most affected by blowing and drifting snow. Crews will remain out through the night plowing to keep roads passable. -Extreme temperatures are beginning to affect the air systems of the fleet and mechanics are…

Road Conditions are Terrible!

The continuation of the Level 3 snow emergency was questioned by some people wondering if it was still necessary to continue this. The answer is wholeheartedly, YES. Do not assume because your road is clear the next road will be fine. Even the ODOT and INDOT plows are having problems due to the high winds…

Storm Related Outages – Be Aware

Down power lines can be still be live and extremely dangerous. Stay away and contact your local Emergency authorities.Paulding Putnam Electric Co-op is experiencing a loss of transmission service to their Herbert Monroe and Monroeville substations which is affecting approximately 1,000 of its members in the New Haven, Indiana area. Crews are working to transfer…

Loosen Your Way to Comfort

The Nurturing Well by: Jill Starbuck Have you noticed that it takes a little more effort to get moving in cold weather? Shorter days and colder temperatures make us want to hide under blankets next to a fire. Inactivity and blistery weather cause stiff muscles, which can make us feel twice our age. Muscle stiffness…

Travel in Many Indiana Counties Restricted to Emergencies Only

Subzero Temperatures, Strong Winds Monday Will Make Driving DifficultFORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) advises motorists that travel conditions tonight and tomorrow are expected to be difficult and to abide by local travel advisories, avoiding travel if possible. All counties in Northeast Indiana are currently under a “Watch” or “Warning” status,…

INDOT Maintains Full Callout of Plow Trucks

Heavy snow and strong winds make for difficult driving conditions on most state roadsFORT WAYNE, Ind. – Heavy snowfall during the overnight and morning hours in the Northeast Indiana District of the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has made for difficult driving conditions on most interstates, U.S. highways, and state routes across the area, despite…

More Meaning, Less Expense

The Nurturing Well by: Jill Starbuck ‘Tis the season for countless parties and gatherings. Holidays are typically joyous occasions where people look forward to spending time with family and friends. They give people an opportunity to slow down from busy lives and focus on what’s most important. However, the holidays can also bring stress and…

Sam Rivers, Indian Agent Chapter 49

By: Stan Jordan We are still at the Loup River Tribe Village. All of the gardening is done and all of the seeds are up. Lt. Morgan and the engineer boys from Fort Kearney have put in some long days building that two span bridge over the Loup River, right here in the village. They…