BREAKING NEWS - Snow alert upgraded; motorists urged to be out only if necessary

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By The Staff

Grant County Judge-Executive Darrell Link has upgraded the county's snow emergency to a Level Two Emergency for all roads within Grant County.

A Level Two Emergency means that roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow and roadways may be icy.

Only motorists whose travel is necessary should be on the roadways. Residents are urged to contact their employer and see if they should report to work.

Link upgraded Grant County from a Level One Emergency to a Level Two Emergency at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 27.

He declared A Level One Snow Alert, which means that roadways are hazardous with blowing and/or drifting snow; roadways, bridges and overpasses may be icy, around 8 a.m. on Tuesday.

Forecasters were predicting more snow topped with freezing rain through noon on Wednesday, Jan. 28.

Cautious driving is advised.

During snow emergencies, no vehicle may be parked upon any public right of way.

Grant County District and Circuit Courts were closed Tuesday, Jan. 27 and will also be closed on Wednesday, Jan. 28. The district and circuit courts in Owen and Carroll counties will also be closed on Jan. 28, along with the circuit clerks office in those three counties.

The rest of the offices in the courthouse will remain open.