Statement issued late Tuesday morning:
THE INDIANA TOLL ROAD IS ISSUING A WIND BAN EFFECTIVE TODAY September 7, 2010 from 12:00pm EST until 8:00pm EST.
This WIND BAN is in effect for the following areas on the Indiana Toll Road: West Point (MP 0 in Lake County) through South Bend West (MP 72 in St. Joseph County)
The National Weather Service has issued a WIND ADVISORY for the western counties across the Indiana Toll Road for this afternoon reaching into this evening. This WIND ADVISORY includes southwest sustained winds from 25-30 mph with gusts from 45mph and above.
This WIND BAN is effective for all Triple and Long Double Combinations.
A Wind Advisory is issued by the National Weather Service when sustained winds are forecast to be 30 to 39 mph or gusts will range between 45 and 57 mph. Winds of these magnitudes may cause minor property damage without extra precautions. Motorists in high profile vehicles should use caution until the winds subside.
Thank you for your cooperation and continued patronage.
In operation since 1956, the Indiana Toll Road stretches 157 miles across the northernmost part of Indiana from Ohio to the Illinois state line. It links Chicago with the largest cities on the eastern seaboard, and it also serves as the primary connecting route to the Chicago Skyway, a main route to downtown Chicago. The Indiana Toll Road – managed by ITR Concession Co. LLC (ITRCC) – and its nearly 400 employees are proud to serve thousands of patrons every day. ITRCC operates a safe and efficient road while providing high-quality customer service. ITRCC is indirectly owned by Macquarie Infrastructure Partners (MIP), Macquarie Atlas Roads (MQA) and Cintra Concessiones de Infraestructuras de Transporte, S.A. (Cintra), which are among the world’s largest developers and managers of infrastructure projects.