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January 5, 2014

51st UPDATE: News from snowstorm

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PENCE CLOSES ALL STATE OFFICES MONDAY: Essential personnel will report to work to ensure public safety and critical services are available.

"We want to ensure that our employees are safe and that Hoosiers have access to critical public services," the governor said. "I am limiting the number of employees who must report to work on Monday to help keep people off the roads and out of the extreme cold, even while we make sure that Hoosiers have access to necessary government services."

BALL STATE CANCELS CLASSES: Here's an email from Ball State University, Muncie:

"There will be no classes at Ball State University or the Indiana Academy on Monday, January 6. Burris Laboratory School will be closed on Monday, January 6.

"Ball State University will be closed from 11:30 p.m. Sunday, January 5 until 7 a.m. Tuesday, January 7. All university offices will be closed during this period."

TIPTON COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS SEMI ON ITS SIDE: According to the Tipton sheriff, tweeted about 2:50 p.m., "a semi tanker is on its side, north of County Road 600 S (296th St. Hamilton County) on northbound US 31. Avoid the area!!

MIAMI COUNTY CLOSES COURTHOUSE MONDAY: "Be safe & stay warm!" personnel tweet.

MIAMI COUNTY ISSUES 'LEVEL RED' TRAVEL WARNING: Miami County commissioners have asked residents to refrain from all travel, according to a 2:44 p.m. fax Sunday from Sheriff Timothy Miller.

TIPTON COUNTY ISSUES TRAVEL WARNING: As of about 12:45 p.m. Sunday, Tipton County says it could limit travel to only emergency management personnel.

HOWARD COUNTY ISSUES TRAVEL ADVISORY: Only essential travel permitted, after noon Sunday announcement.

KOKOMO TRASH PICKUP: At about 11:15 a.m. Sunday, the city announced it would not pick up trash Monday. If your trash is picked up on Monday, put it out Jan. 13.

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