Potential For Hazardous Road Conditions This Weekend

Th Road Commission, is advising of potentially hazardous road conditions this weekend. The expected rain coming tonight through Saturday is going to turn gravel/back roads into sheets of ice.

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Here are the details:

  • In most places, the gravel roads ALREADY have 2” of ice on them (from the Christmas ice storm).
  • Plowing activities from the recent snowstorm, removed a lot of the snow on top of this ice.
  • It will not take much rain to wash away any remaining snow – turning them into ice skating rinks.
  • The rain is expected to start falling tonight around 9pm, increasing with intensity after midnight. It will continue throughout Saturday.
  • Our paved roads are still at freezing temperatures, therefore the rain falling on it, will not be melting – hence, they will be extremely icy as well.
  • We are hoping for a small amount of snow late Saturday into Sunday which should help with the icy conditions.
  • The Road Commission will have staff available for EMERGENCY SITUATIONS ONLY. Their trucks/equipment are JUST AS susceptible to icy roads as our personal vehicles.
  • They will only be assisting with LIFE SAFETY MEASURES (i.e. clearing/sanding roadways for an ambulance, police car or fire truck to get to a person’s home).

For your safety, if you don’t have to go out on Saturday, please don’t.

For questions, you can contact the Road Commission at 810-664-6272