According to the Greene County Travel Status Declaration signed Sunday evening by Graves, the restriction is effective from 7:30 p.m. Sunday to 12:01 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7.
Greene County Emergency Management Agency Director Roger Axe explained the Travel Watch restricts travel to emergency situations and driving to and from work.
The Indiana Department of Homeland Security defines a Travel Watch as, "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 by implemented by businesses, schools, government agencies, and other organizations."
The most severe travel advisory is the Level III Travel Warning, which Axe said is not expected to be seen in Greene County.
The commissioners will meet again Monday afternoon to re-evaluate the travel conditions and courthouse closure.
This will be in effect from 7:30 tonight until noon Tuesday, January 7th. In addition the Greene County Court house will be closed on Monday only with an evaluation for a further closure to be made Monday afternoon according to Graves.
"Keeping off the roads not only protects our citizens but also the lives of our emergency responders and our limited resources of response vehicles." Graves added,
The Greene County Courthouse will be closed Monday, Jan. 6.
Axe said he has recently spoken with the State Highway Department, and they are appreciative of motorists staying off the roadways in order to allow them to effectively clear roads.
Co-Editor Nick Schneider contributed to this report.