Archive - Feb 3, 2011
WHITLEY COUNTY - The Post and Mail will post updates of closings and delays for Thursday, Feb. 3 here. Check back for up-to-the minute reports.
- According to its website, Whitley County Consolidated Schools are closed for Thursday, Feb. 3. - According to its website, Smith-Green Community Schools are closed for Thursday, Feb. 3. - According to its website, Whitko Community Schools are closed for Thursday, Feb. 3. - According to a press release from Catherine Broxon-Ball, Whitley County EMA/DHS Director,the Whitley County Government offices will be open on today.
The 2011 Indiana High School boysâ€™ basketball postseason gets underway this week with the sectional round. Saturday, The Post & Mail inserted a special section into the daily edition breaking down the brackets for the three Whitley County schools. For a copy, stop by The Post & Mail office in Columbia City (927 W. Connexion Way) Post & Mail illustration / Andrew Shultz
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The snow emergency in Whitley County was upgraded to a level two at 8 a.m. this morning as residents continue to dig out from this weekâ€™s piling on of snow.
â€śWhitley County has upgraded to a level 2 snow emergency this morning,â€ť said the Whitley County Board of Commissioners in a statement today.
â€śThe public needs to be aware that roadways are slick, snow covered and that some have not been cleared as of this morning.
â€śCounty highway crews have been working since 5 a.m. to get at least one pass on all roadways and will be out all day working on the roads.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The snow storm this week put everyone in Whitley County and across much of the country on high-alert.
There were some who couldnâ€™t take shelter at home and wait out the blizzard in pajamas with a cup of hot cocoa.
â€śThere were so many stranded motorists,â€ť said Cathy Broxon-Ball of the Whitley County Emergency Management/Department of Homeland Security.
â€śI guess everybody figures that police and emergency vehicles can just get to them in a matter of minutes, but we had so many responders that were getting stuck that, well, thatâ€™s why we have these levels.â€ť
Whitley County will drop from a Level 1 to a Level 2 snow emergency at 8 a.m. today.
Whitley County Commissioners have issued the following statement