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Updated delays and closings

February 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.

Roads are still hazardous

February 3, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — 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 week’s piling on of snow.
“Whitley County has upgraded to a level 2 snow emergency this morning,” said the Whitley County Board of Commissioners in a statement today.
“The public needs to be aware that roadways are slick, snow covered and that some have not been cleared as of this morning.
“County 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.

Tunneling through, digging out

February 3, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The snow storm this week put everyone in Whitley County and across much of the country on high-alert.
There were some who couldn’t take shelter at home and wait out the blizzard in pajamas with a cup of hot cocoa.
“There were so many stranded motorists,” said Cathy Broxon-Ball of the Whitley County Emergency Management/Department of Homeland Security.
“I 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, that’s why we have these levels.”

County moves to Level 2 snow emergency at 8 a.m.

February 3, 2011

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

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