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County remains on level 2 emergency through weekend

Friday, February 4, 2011

GREENCASTLE -- Even with continued progress of clearing county roads of ice, the county will remain under a level 2 travel advisory through the weekend.

County emergency management director Kim Hyten said the calcium county highway crews have been applying to county roads is working, particularly with Friday's bright sun. As the calcium works, though, the roads become even more treacherous.

"With the sun out, they're starting to turn slicker than they already are," Hyten said. "If you don't have to get out, your best bet is to stay home."

A level 2 warning is when conditions threaten public safety. Only essential traffic is recommended, such as to and from work and for emergency situations.

Hyten said the county hopes to get back to normal on Monday morning.


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I WAS SHOCKED AFTER TALKING TO AN COUNTY HWY. EMPLOYEE; HE HAD TO GO SIT IN THE COUNTY HWY. BLDG. BUT WAS NOT TO GO OUT BECAUSE BOSS & COMMISSIONERS SAID "PEOPLE DON'T NEED OUT ANYWAY". DO WE HAVE A DICTATORSHIP IN GREENCASTLE? WE ARE THE ONLY SCHOOLS THAT DID NOT GO TODAY, WHY NOT OPEN THE SCHOOLS & LET THE PARENTS BRING THE KIDS? THE PARENTS HAVE TO GET OUT & GO TO WORK.SO FED UP WITH THIS COUNTY.

-- Posted by MORTY3 on Mon, Feb 7, 2011, at 10:34 AM

No truth to this whatsoever.... if you don't like Putnam County,then move! All trucks are out working in their townships. No drivers in the building answering phones!

-- Posted by kubotafan on Mon, Feb 7, 2011, at 3:32 PM

Yes, it is true. I've heard the same thing from a couple of people who work for the county highway dept. Also that there are twelve plow/dump trucks and they have only had five of them out on the roads.

-- Posted by fedup59 on Tue, Feb 8, 2011, at 9:46 AM


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