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Two websites provide details on Indiana road conditions

INDOT and the state Homeland Security Department update the information on two maps -- one that shows which counties face drifting snow and one that shows travel conditions on roads maintained by the state.

Posted on Jan. 27, 2014 at 3:40 p.m. | Updated on Jan. 27, 2014 at 3:58 p.m.

As Hoosier motorists continue to navigate through a torrid winter season, there are two excellent websites the state oversees to help you plan excursions, whether it's to the store or throughout parts of Indiana.

One source that many people seem to have started relying on this winter is provided by the state Homeland security,which provides a county-by-county assessment of driving conditions. Above is a screen grab from early Monday morning as motorists dealt with blowing and drifting snow that was fueled by overnight snowfall.

The second, provided by Indiana Department of Transportation, provides the status of many major roads across the state. In heavy winter weather, it grades the quality of roads by either good, fair or difficult. It also points out closures, restrictions and serious accidents that could impede your trip. The initial image on the website shows the entire state, but zooming into your your region provides more details. One setback, though: Sometimes it takes a few seconds to load and can be a little clunky, but the time you wait for it to load is probably less than the amount of time you might spend digging your vehicle out of a ditch.




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