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Slick travel conditions prompt travel advisory, school delays

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UPDATE: The Allen County Office of Homeland Security lifted the Winter Weather Travel Advisory for unincorporated portions of the county at 2:46 pm.

Icy roads have created slick travel conditions, prompting a travel advisory for Allen County.

The Allen County office of Homeland Security says the advisory was issued at 5:30 Tuesday morning. Many roads are ice-covered, slick and hazardous.

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Light precipitation is expected throughout the county Tuesday morning, much of which is still freezing. The office is urging motorists to use caution. Most accidents that have occurred have been on I-69, especially at exit ramps and curves. The office expects this to change to secondary roads as the morning commute begins.

If you are driving and your vehicle begins to skid, the NWS says to remain calm, ease your foot off the gas and turn your wheels in the direction you want the front of the car to go. If your vehicle has an anti-lock braking system (ABS), apply steady pressure to the brake petal. The NWS says to never pump the brakes on an ABS equipped vehicle. 

A number of schools issued two-hour delays due to the icy weather. The Office of Homeland Security says this does not mean extra sleep. This is so people can take extra time on the road to safely arrive at school.

You can see a full list of school closings HERE.

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