Here is the latest update from the National Weather Service.

A Winter Storm Warning goes into effect beginning at 1:00 am Wednesday morning and will remain in place until at least 7:0 pm Thursday evening.  Total snow accumulation amounts for Marshall County will be between 13 – 20 Inches.  Gusty winds will cause whiteout conditions, drifting across roads.  Temperatures are also expected to drop into the single digits on Thursday night into Friday morning with wind chills near or below zero. 

Travel will be extremely dangerous Wednesday into Thursday and possibly lingering into Friday.  Roads will become drifted, and some may be impassable. Exposure to extreme cold temperatures can result in frostbite or hypothermia.   

Marshall County is still under an “Advisory” level travel advisory.  This will most likely be increased as the storm moves through, road conditions deteriorate, and travel becomes more hazardous.  Schools, businesses, hospitals, long-term healthcare providers and individuals should review their emergency plans and determine when they will need to be implemented.  If you do not need to go out once the storm arrives, please don’t.  If you must go out, please remember to drive for the conditions.  Give yourself extra time to reach your destination.  SLOW down and increase your following distance.  Make sure you have an emergency preparedness kit in your vehicle.  Don’t try to drive down roads with large drifts across them.  If you do get stuck, notify the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department to let them know your location so that they can notify the Marshall County Highway Department.