ELKHART – The National Weather Service of Northern Indiana issued a wind chill advisory in the early hours of Friday, Feb. 7. The low temperatures could be hazardous, the weather service said.
The advisory, which is in effect until noon Friday, said temperatures of -5 to -10 degrees will be intensified by high winds, leaving the area dealing with wind chill values between -15 and -25 degrees.
In light of the low temperatures, many schools, businesses and organizations in the area have announced closures and delays. The weather service warns that wind chills at today's lows could result in frostbite in as little 30 minutes.
Elkhart County remains under a county travel status of "watch," which means driving conditions are threatening to the public and people should steer clear of the roads unless its absolutely necessary, according to the Indiana Department of Homeland Security.
CLOSURES AND DELAYS IN ELKHART COUNTY
TIPS FOR DRIVING SAFELY ON ROADS AFFECTED BY WINTER WEATHER