Elkhart County does not plan to declare snow emergency, Commissioner Yoder said

Although a snow emergency isn't planned, officials said to avoid driving unless it's absolutely necessary.

Posted on Jan. 25, 2014 at 6:27 p.m.

ELKHART COUNTY – Elkhart County Commissioner Mike Yoder shared a message on his Facebook page stating that the county currently has no plans to declare a snow emergency, although people should avoid driving unless it is absolutely necessary.

The Facebook post, which was shared around 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, also discusses the county's plans for plowing roads over the next few days.

Here is Yoder's statement:

"Elkhart County is not planning on declaring a snow emergency ( I think St Joe did a few hours ago) however the highway department and Sheriff's department are asking every one to stay home this evening unless you need to get to work. The number of county snow plows working overnight will be at minimal numbers to keep primary arterials open and available for emergency runs coordinated by the 911 center. Many county roads will be drifting shut this evening/overnight. At 4:00 am all trucks will be out and we expect to have most of the roads passable by mid-morning on Sunday. However residential streets will likely be a problem most of the day, depending upon the wind we experience.

The crews started at 4:00 am this morning and we are running out of man hours. sleep and rest is needed. The wind and snow is not currently allowing us to keep roads open for a long time."


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