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Sheriff’s office report on winter storm

Over the past few days during the winter storm event various officials of Pike County Government worked diligently together to ensure the safety of citizens of Pike County. According a sheriff’s office press release: Road conditions worsened rapidly as the snow and ice accumulated on the roadways, however local officials were able maintain services to the entire county. A total of sixty eight calls for service were fielded by 911 operators. This included seven motor vehicle accidents attributed to the poor driving conditions. No incidents of power lines coming down have been noted as of this press release. Emergency services and road department personnel kept a round the clock watch for trouble spots on the road that needed to be addressed and to assist any citizens that needed help while travelling. The County Manager, Public Works Department and Pike County Emergency Services worked tirelessly to ensure that citizens had the necessary resources should any potential problems arise. Citizens heeded the warnings to stay off of the roads during the dangerous conditions which helped immensely in allowing officials to be more proactive in their response to the winter storm. Although the hazardous road conditions existed in Pike County as it did other counties, the decision by most Pike citizens to stay off of the roads assisted greatly in mitigating the problems seen in other counties. Several citizens also offered any assistance they could give to emergency personnel should it be needed. Special Thank you to all of the employees of Pike County for their professional actions and the long hours that were put in by all personnel.

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