A winter weather road advisory has been issued as of 3:35 p.m. by the Lenawee County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the Lenawee County Emergency Management Office and the Lenawee County Road Commission.
Lenawee County will be under a wind chill warning through noon tomorrow, is one of the reasons for the advisory. Many areas of the county are already experiencing white-out conditions. The forecast is for temperatures to be as low as -9 with wind chills as low as -25. The forecast is for winds to be 13 to 22 mph with gust as high as 36 mph with additional scattered snow flurries.
The Lenawee County Road Commission will have two trucks out throughout the night however, keeping up with the conditions is difficult a joint press release said. There are many roads in the county that will become impassable. Trucks will be available all night to assist emergency vehicles.
“We are recommending citizens stay inside and off the roads. With wind chills below zero tonight, being stranded could very well be a life-threatening event. In addition, getting stuck on the road only hinders the snow plows,” the release stated.
Officials said they will continue to advise local media who will report on current weather conditions as this storm progresses.
“Staying inside and off the roads is the best way to stay safe tonight.” The release said.
Lenawee County officials said winter weather not only creates hazardous driving conditions but also creates an enormous demand for police, EMS and Central Dispatch services request residents not call 911 and request weather or travel information.