(Photo by ERIC BERNSEE)
Emergency Management director Tom Helmer announced Thursday morning the county's status has changed to a level 3 restriction.
A level 3 restriction, also referred to as the advisory level, means routine travel or activities may be restricted in certain areas because of a hazardous situation. Citizens should use caution or avoid these areas.
For local travelers, the areas in question include county roads that have not been fully plowed and treated.
County highway officials spent Wednesday attempting to keep main roads open and saved their concentration on secondary roads until Thursday, when the storm had stopped.
As more roads are cleared, EMA officials will continue to monitor the situation to see if any further change in the advisory level is needed.
Trash collectors from Republic Services also spent Thursday playing catch-up following a day off for Christmas and another for Wednesday's storm.
Republic had two trucks serving city routes on Thursday, which officials estimated would catch them up in the city. Routes outside the city were saved for Friday.
Snow accumulation from Wednesday's storm fell far short of meteorologist estimates in Putnam County. While as much as a foot of snow was predicted, unofficial totals from around the county fall between 3 and 6 inches of snow.
An unofficial total from east of Greencastle estimated 3 to 5 inches in the area, depending on the wind.
Heavily hit areas in Southern Indiana received more than a foot of snow from Wednesday's storm.