The Commissioners have determined that road conditions have improved enough that they have decided to terminate the “Warning” level travel advisory disaster declaration that was implemented on February 2. All roads remain snow-covered, slick, and hazardous and for that reason, the commissioners have determined they will keep a “Watch” level travel advisory in place. A “Watch” level travel advisory means conditions are threatening to the safety of the public. During a “Watch” level travel advisory, only essential travel, such as to and from work or in emergency situations, is recommended, and emergency action plans should be implemented by businesses, schools, government agencies, and other organizations.
Roads remain snow covered, slick and hazardous, some roads may currently be down to one-lane only until plow crews have an opportunity to make additional passes. Extremely cold temperatures and wind chills are forecast for tonight and into Saturday. Wind chill temperatures will range from near zero to -10 degrees.
Additional slide-offs and accidents may occur. Frostbit and hypothermia are possible for those who spend too much time outside and exposed to frigid temperatures and windchills.
Remember to drive for the conditions. Do not drive down roads that are drifted closed. 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.
When shoveling, only shovel small amounts of snow at a time. Take frequent breaks and stay hydrated.
During colder temperatures, dress in layers. Cover as much skin as possible. Limit your time outside. Remember to provide shelter and freshwater to outdoor pets and livestock and limit the amount of time indoor pets spend outside.