Phone Numbers
Emergencies Only: 911
American Red Cross: 379-9551
Bartholomew County Sheriff: 379-1650
Emergency Management: 379-1680
Columbus Police Department: 376-2600
Indiana State Police: 800-566-6704
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Advisory

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.

Watch

Means that conditions are threatening to the safety of the public. During a "watch" local travel advisory, only essential travel, such as to and from work or in emergency situations, is recommended, and emergency action plans should be implemented by businesses, schools, government agencies, and other organizations.

Warning

The highest level of local travel advisory, means that travel may be restricted to emergency management workers only. During a "warning" local travel advisory, individuals are directed to:

  1. refrain from all travel;
  2. comply with necessary emergency measures;
  3. cooperate with public officials and disaster services forces in executing emergency operations plans; and
  4. obey and comply with the lawful directions of properly identified officers.

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Time Alert
03:36pm
05/24/2016
Gas Leak/Evacuations/Road Closure
Columbus Fire Department is on the scene of a large natural gas leak located at 3080 North National Road. Please advise the community to avoid the area. North and South bound lanes of National Road are closed between Central Ave and Middle Road. Two businesses have been evacuated at this time.

The incident occurred after heavy machinery struck a large gas line at the new Kroger site. Vectren officials are on the scene at this time.

Please avoid the area.

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Frequently Asked Questions
 
How many drivers do we have on the streets during a snow storm?
The City Garage has 20 drivers.
How long does it take to clear all of the streets?
During a 2"-4" snow, all streets are usually passable within 24 hours.
Who determines the order of snow removal?
We adhere to our Snow Removal Plan so that all streets are passable as soon as possible.
How can residents obtain treatment, medication, or get to their scheduled appointments?
Anyone with an emergency should call 911. Those with non-emergencies should call 379-1689.
Why does downtown get so much attention?
All main arterials lead to downtown, and Washington Street is a main thoroughfare.
How will I know when the Snow Emergency has been lifted?
All weather-related information will be broadcast via local radio stations.
Who do I call to report property damage from the snow plows?
The Columbus City Garage at 376-2508.
Will my trash be picked up during a Snow Emergency?
Yes, unless otherwise announced via local radio stations.
 

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