The latest forecast information from the National Weather Service indicates that Marshall County has the potential to see a wintery mix of Ice, Sleet, and Freezing Rain. The timing for the event remains the same, Saturday night into early Sunday morning. They advise that there is still some uncertainty as to the amount we can expect to see from this event.
NOTE: There are currently no Winter Weather Advisories, Watches, or Warnings issued for us at this time.
Impacts from this storm remain the same as in the previous
Ice, Sleet, Freezing Rain, and heavy wet snow on roads and bridges will make travel extremely hazardous and will cause a significant number of accidents and slide-offs. Ice on trees and tree limbs can lead to downed trees or limbs across roads, into homes, and other buildings. Downed trees/limbs will also most likely cause damage to power lines and poles and result in power outages.
As a way to be prepared the Marshall County Emergency Management Agency urges citizens to download the Marshall County Indiana APP from the App Store to your smart phone or tablet to stay informed about this and future hazardous weather events.
Stay informed about current conditions through local news sources and the National Weather Service. If you must go out, give yourself plenty of extra time to reach your destination. S-L-O-W down and adjust your following distance. Clean snow from your windshield, head, and taillights. Keep your gas tank at least half full. Be aware of the possibility of black ice on bridges and overpasses. Untreated roads and intersections will also make travelling hazardous.
Put together an Emergency Kit for your vehicle in case you do slide off the road and emergency responders or towing services are not able to assist you right away.
Be ready for power outages and the possibility of losing your primary heating source.
For additional information on emergency preparedness, contact the Marshall County Emergency Management Agency at 574-936-3740.