Winter Weather Not as Bad as Predicted in Greene County

January 11, 2018 9:43 am
DOT plow truck on Highway 30

DOT plow truck on Highway 30

Winter weather conditions are not as bad as originally predicted in Greene County.

Thursday morning’s commute dealt with some winter weather issues, but not as bad as predicted. Greene County Secondary Road Foreman Tanner Stauffer tells Raccoon Valley Radio the snow plows were sent out at 5am. The plows first treated the paved roads for ice and are now hitting all county roads for any snow. He says the northern part of the county has more ice than the southern portions. He adds there’s a chance for the roads to re-freeze later today with the high winds, and there might be areas of drifting snow. The plows will remain out until 5pm today, so Stauffer urges everyone to drive with caution and be aware of the county plow trucks.

Blowing snow in downtown Jefferson

Blowing snow in downtown Jefferson

As for law enforcement, Greene County Sheriff’s office hasn’t had to respond to any accidents as of 9am. Sheriff Jack Williams reminds everyone that with icy road conditions, to drive slowly and if you are in an area where there’s white-out conditions, don’t stop, but slow down and turn on your hazard lights. According to the National Weather Service, Greene County remains in a Winter Storm Warning until 6pm today.

Jefferson and Scranton residents are reminded that their respective snow ordinances are in effect. For Jefferson residents, that means no parked vehicles on the city streets or alleyways until the snow event is over and the roads have been cleared from curb to curb.

Raccoon Valley Radio’s Severe Weather Action Team gives you up-to-date winter weather-related information, along with cancellations and postponements.

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