Governor praises response to the winter storm

Jan 6, 2014

State officials say they’re meeting the challenges presented by the winter storm, but admit the work is not done yet.

Governor Mike Pence says the frigid cold is still dangerous and Hoosiers should stay home if they don’t need to go out.

He’s declaring a state of emergency for 27 counties, and says more could be added to the list.

Indiana State Police superintendent Doug Carter says the crisis center will continue operating until late Tuesday. More than 300 troopers are on patrol or helping coordinate activities Monday.

Transportation officials ask Hoosiers to stay off the roads, if they can, and to obey road closure signs. They are concerned about packed snow on roadways that’s turned to ice.