Archive - Feb 2, 2011 - News Article
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.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€“ A level 1 snow emergency is in effect until 6 p.m. today which calls for people to stay home to allow crews to clear the roads.
So what do you do when youâ€™re forced to stay home for a day?
Some hunker down and enjoy the enforced down time. Others make use of the time to be productive on upcoming projects.
Ada Mae Rebman of South Whitley posted on Facebook that she is busy baking for this Saturdayâ€™s Vend Her Happy at the South Whitley Public Library.
COLUMBIA CITY - Whitley County's Emergency Management/Department of Homeland Security is having committee meetings to assess whether or not to extend the Level 1 snow emergency past 6 p.m. today.
The decision will be made at 4 p.m., according to agency director Cathy Broxon-Ball.
"Our committee will review the situation at 4 p.m. today to see if we need to extend it past 6 p.m.," she said.
Broxon-Ball said motorists should continue to use common sense regarding road travel.
Whitley County's Level 1 snow emergency has been extended until 6 p.m. Wednesday, according to Whitley County Emergency Management Director Cathy Broxon-Ball. The snow emergency was previously set to expire at noon.
The Whitley County Commissioners have issued the following statement: â€śWhitley County is under a level 1 snow emergency. The general public should not travel unless absolutely necessary.â€ť
A Level 1 Snow emergency states that:
Wednesday morning - The National Weather Service downgraded Whitley County's condition from a Blizzard warning to a Winter Weather advisory as of 4:45 a.m. Overnight Fort Wayne reported areas received six or more inches of snow and blowing causing drifts of three feet or more. Sleet and freezing rain was also reported.
The forecast posted by the NWS this morning follows: