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
11:46am
02/08/2016
Special Weather Statement
WWUS83 KIND 081633
SPSIND
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN
1133 AM EST MON FEB 8 2016
INZ021-028>031-035>049-051>057-060>065-067>072-090
000-
CARROLL-WARREN-TIPPECANOE-CLINTON-HOWARD-FOUNTAIN-
MONTGOMERY- BOONE-TIPTON-HAMILTON-MADISON-DELAWARE-RANDOLPH-VE
RMILLION-PARKE-PUTNAM-HENDRICKS-MARION-HANCOCK-HENRY-VIGO-CLAY-OW
EN-MORGAN-JOHNSON-SHELBY-RUSH-SULLIVAN-GREENE-MONROE-BROWN-BARTHOLOMEW-
DECATUR-KNOX-DAVIESS-MARTIN-LAWRENCE-JACKSON-JENNINGS-

INCLUDING THE CITIES
OF...LAFAYETTE...FRANKFORT...KOKOMO...
CRAWFORDSVILLE...ANDERSON...MUNCIE...INDIANAPOLIS.
..TERRE HAUTE...SHELBYVILLE...BLOOMINGTON...COLUMBUS...VINCENNES..
.BEDFORD...SEYMOUR

1133 AM EST MON FEB 8 2016

...WINTER RETURNS AS SNOW...WIND AND COLD
TEMPERATURES COMBINE TO PRODUCE HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH WEDNESDAY...A STRONG UPPER LEVEL LOW WILL SETTLE SOUTHEAST
OVER NORTHERN INDIANA TODAY AND WEAKEN AS IT MOVES TO THE
APPALACHIANS TUESDAY NIGHT. THE UPPER LOW...INCREASED MOISTURE AND
NORTHWEST WINDS OFF LAKE MICHIGAN WILL RESULT IN WIDESPREAD SNOW
SHOWERS AND SQUALLS ACROSS CENTRAL INDIANA BEGINNING THIS AFTERNOON.

THE SNOW SHOWERS WILL BE LESS NUMEROUS BY TUESDAY NIGHT AND END
ACROSS NORTHEASTERN PARTS OF CENTRAL INDIANA BY LATE WEDNESDAY. IN
ADDITION...VERY COLD AIR WILL FILTER IN OVER THE OHIO VALLEY.

HIGHS BY WEDNESDAY ARE NOT LIKELY TO RISE OUT OF THE TEENS WITH
SUBZERO WIND CHILLS OVERNIGHT TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY MORNING AND
AGAIN OVERNIGHT WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY MORNING.

SNOW SHOWERS HAVE QUICKLY INCREASED IN COVERAGE
AND WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO THROUGH THE AFTERNOON...ESPECIALLY ALONG
AND SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 70. THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR HEAVIER
SNOW SQUALLS THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY. SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS
WILL CONTINUE TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...GRADUALLY ENDING
FROM SOUTHWEST TO NORTHEAST.

THE COMBINATION OF SNOW WITH WIND GUSTS TO 25 MPH
WILL PRODUCE BLOWING SNOW AND NEAR WHITEOUT CONDITIONS IN
HEAVIER SQUALLS...ESPECIALLY LATER THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
TUESDAY. THE SNOW AND WIND WILL CREATE HAZARDOUS TRAVEL
CONDITIONS ACROSS CENTRAL INDIANA WITH ICY AND SNOW COVERED
ROADWAYS. ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE BY LATE WEDNESDAY
WITH THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS NEAR AND EAST OF A KOKOMO TO RUSHVILLE
LINE. LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS WILL OCCUR WHERE HEAVIER SQUALLS
PERSIST.

MOTORISTS SHOULD BE ALERT TO SLICK ROADS AND SUDDEN REDUCTIONS IN
THE VISIBILITY IN SNOW SQUALLS THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY.
STAY TUNED TO NWS INDIANAPOLIS FOR FORECAST UPDATES AS THIS SYSTEM
MOVES INTO THE AREA.

NWS/SH
03:43pm
02/07/2016
Special weather statement

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN
337 PM EST SUN FEB 7 2016

INZ021-028>031-035>049-051>057-060>065-067>072-081000-
CARROLL-WARREN-TIPPECANOE-CLINTON-HOWARD-FOUNTAIN-MONTGOMERY-
BOONE-TIPTON-HAMILTON-MADISON-DELAWARE-RANDOLPH-VERMILLION-PARKE-
PUTNAM-HENDRICKS-MARION-HANCOCK-HENRY-VIGO-CLAY-OWEN-MORGAN-
JOHNSON-SHELBY-RUSH-SULLIVAN-GREENE-MONROE-BROWN-BARTHOLOMEW-
DECATUR-KNOX-DAVIESS-MARTIN-LAWRENCE-JACKSON-JENNINGS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LAFAYETTE...FRANKFORT...KOKOMO...
CRAWFORDSVILLE...ANDERSON...MUNCIE...INDIANAPOLIS...TERRE HAUTE...
SHELBYVILLE...BLOOMINGTON...COLUMBUS...VINCENNES...BEDFORD...
SEYMOUR
337 PM EST SUN FEB 7 2016

...WINTER RETURNS AS SNOW...WIND AND COLD TEMPERATURES COMBINE TO
PRODUCE HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...

A STRONG UPPER LEVEL LOW WILL SETTLE ACROSS THE GREAT LAKES ON
MONDAY AND MOVE LITTLE THROUGH MIDWEEK. THIS WILL RESULT IN
WIDESPREAD SNOW SHOWERS AND SQUALLS ACROSS CENTRAL INDIANA
BEGINNING MONDAY AFTERNOON AND LIKELY LINGERING INTO WEDNESDAY. IN
ADDITION...MUCH COLDER AIR WILL OVERSPREAD THE OHIO VALLEY. HIGHS
BY WEDNESDAY ARE NOT LIKELY TO RISE OUT OF THE TEENS WITH SUBZERO
WIND CHILLS.

SNOW SHOWERS WILL QUICKLY INCREASE IN COVERAGE BY MIDDAY MONDAY...
WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR HEAVIER SNOW SQUALLS MONDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH THE DAY TUESDAY. SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE
TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...GRADUALLY ENDING FROM SOUTHWEST TO
NORTHEAST.

THE COMBINATION OF SNOW WITH WIND GUSTS PEAKING AT 25 TO 30 MPH
AT TIMES WILL PRODUCE BLOWING SNOW AND NEAR WHITEOUT CONDITIONS
IN HEAVIER SQUALLS...ESPECIALLY MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY. AS
TEMPERATURES FALL...THE SNOW AND WIND WILL CREATE HAZARDOUS
TRAVEL CONDITIONS ACROSS CENTRAL INDIANA WITH ICY AND SNOW COVERED
ROADWAYS. ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE BY LATE
WEDNESDAY WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS WHERE HEAVIER SQUALLS
PERSIST.

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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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