Thursday, February 3, 2011

Snow emergency downgraded to Level 2

Whitley County Commissioners have issued the following statement

“Whitley County has upgraded to a level 2 snow emergency this morning.  The public needs to be aware that roadways are slick, snow covered and that some have not been cleared as of this morning.  County highway crews have been working since 5am to get at least one pass on all roadways and will be out all day working on the roads.  Blowing and drifting overnight have roadways that were cleared yesterday, now covered with drifts in areas.  State highways are cleared but snow covered and slick.  Travel is slow and you may need to take a different route of travel when going out.  Take extreme caution when driving today.”

A Level 2 Snow emergency states that
3.2    A Level 2 Snow Emergency may be declared conditions threatening to the safety of the public.  Only essential travel is recommended (i.e. to and from work, emergency situations, etc).  Emergency action plans have been or should be implemented by businesses, schools, government agencies and other organizations.

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