Calhoun County EMA
January 07, 2017 at 02:40pm
We appreciate all the engagement on social media during the winter storm. Here are a few things we'd like to pass on:
1. If you kept up with information from your local public safety agencies, kept up with the weather forecast, and made preparations before the arrival of this week's winter weather, then you did the right thing! Thank you. Please help others learn how to access this information and how to be prepared.
2. We also want to say thank you to those of you who have helped out by answering the questions of others here on our Facebook page -- as much as we would be happy to respond to all of your comments and questions, limited resources and time prevent us from being able to do so.
3. We cannot make predictions about road conditions overnight or for tomorrow morning. Any road in our area may have patches of ice leftover from today. Also, any areas which melted will probably refreeze tonight. Bottom line: a very small patch of ice on an otherwise clear road can still cause a major wreck. Speed kills in icy conditions. Slow down.
4. If you were able to stay at home, thank you. Traveling in dangerous conditions like what we faced overnight puts not only your life in danger, but also the lives of those on the roads around you, as well as our first responders. We completely understand that many people must travel because of work or for emergencies, and all of us want to help you get there safely.
5. Unfortunately, we cannot speculate about road conditions for tomorrow morning. Please drive safely and allow yourself extra time to get where you are going. Any moisture on the road that refreezes tonight will make icy patches tonight and tomorrow morning. We are unable to provide up-to-the-minute road conditions for every road. If in doubt, wait it out.
6. If you must travel, please be safe! Please use extreme caution.