Storm, Cold Prompt State Of Emergency Declarations

(Undated) -- Governors in the Midwest, South, and Northeast have declared states of emergency over the dangerously cold temperatures and heavy snows forecast. Indiana Governor Mike Pence has declared a state of emergency in 29 counties.
Indiana's declaration could mean federal aid later. Neighboring Illinois is also in a state of emergency. That state's emergency management agency director says people should avoid driving and stay with their vehicles if they get stuck. Tennessee is also under a state of emergency and authorities there urge travelers to let someone know when they're leaving and when they arrive. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has declared a state of emergency for counties north of Syracuse. Those areas could get up to six feet of snow.
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Illinois' Emergency Management Agency director Jonathon Monken says travelers who get stuck in their vehicles should stay there.