Safety during homecoming


TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – Indiana State University, Rose Hulman Institute of Technology and Saint Mary of the Woods are all throwing their homecoming celebrations this weekend.

With thousands of visitors in town, safety is a main concern, especially when it comes to the annual “Walk”.

This local tradition begins Saturday morning. Students and alums go bar hopping, stopping for drinks at each one. Some even start the journey at seven in the morning, beginning on Wabash Avenue and ending at Memorial Stadium.

With today’s fire at the Light House Mission, police will be escorting walkers to avoid the area because the building is deemed unsafe. This means people will be crossing Wabash near 14th Street so drivers need to be careful.

Terre Haute PIO, Ryan Adamson says people to be mindful of all the walkers, children and visitors downtown.

“If you’re going to be in the area just pay attention. Pay attention to pedestrians because they won’t always use cross walks. Slow down pay attention to the signs and just watch out for everybody,” said Adamson.

There will also be extra officers out in Terre Haute beginning tonight through Sunday to keep you and your family safe.

“At the end of the day, we want people to have fun, we just want them to be safe and they will do that if they participate in some of ISU’s programs,” said Adamson.

Tomorrow we will have a story on some of ISU’s programs to stay safe, with a special look into their designated walker program.