County returns to Level 2 Travel Watch

Friday, February 4, 2022

With snow having stopped falling over night and road crews able to make headway, Putnam County officials upgraded the local travel status to a watch Friday morning.

As of 10:30 a.m., the Putnam County Commissioners and Putnam County Emergency Management Agency changed the travel status from a warning to a watch, which is more lenient about motorists being on the roads.

A watch means that conditions are threatening to the safety of the public. Only essential travel, such as to and from work or in emergency situations, is recommended, and emergency action plans should be implemented by businesses, schools, government agencies and other organizations.

If conditions continue as they are on Friday and road crews are able to continue clearing roads, the county plans to move to a travel advisory as of 10:30 a.m. on Saturday.

The lowest level of local travel status, advisory means that routine travel or activities may be restricted in areas because of a hazardous situation and individuals should use caution or avoid those areas.

Furthermore, Commissioner Rick Woodall shared with the Banner Graphic that the courthouse should reopen on Monday with normal business hours.

The Monday morning Commissioners meeting, however, has been postponed to 9 a.m. Wednesday.

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