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White County joins Benton, Jasper and Newton as emergency areas in Indiana

White County, Indiana officials report the county is now part of a travel warning and declared a snow emergency.
White County and 28 other counties were declared emergency areas. Also included are Newton, Benton and Jasper couties.

The declaration helps with any expenses, if they qualify, to help cover some of the expenses of the county's wages, any equipment that has to be brought in to get these roads cleared.

The emergency management office reported stranded motorists and road closures got the state's attention.
"I think with the interstate being closed that was a big part of [being declared an emergency]," Yerk said. "Almost all of our roads for a whole day and a half have been impassable."

People in Chalmers, Reynolds, and Brookston were without power. That promoted the Monticello United Methodist Church to help by opening a warming center.

Carroll County REMC reported all power was on Tuesday afternoon. The state will assess the county's situation when conditions improve.

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