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LPD issues travel warning; travel for emergencies only; roads are terrible

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Chief Troy Jerrell of the Linton Police Department says the roads are terrible -- travel at your own risk only if absolutely necessary in emergencies only.

Within the City of Linton, the LPD has declared a travel warning and asks that travel be restricted to emergency personnel only.

"We're getting a lot of calls from people asking 'Hey, how are the roads?' The answer is they're terrible. The snow's coming down at a rapid rate and it's going to continue coming down until late in the day," said Jerrell.

Jerrell said even wreckers are getting hung up and if a driver gets stuck in the snow, it may be hard to even get a tow truck to come out.

LPD officers are out on patrol and will assist drivers as much as possible.

"We'll do what we can to get you to safety if you get hung up," said Jerrell adding the vehicle may stay stuck for awhile.

Crews are out working on the highways and streets but as they clear main roads, snow is getting pushed up to the side making it difficult to get onto or off of side streets.

"The main road conditions are just bad," said Jerrell, "and the side streets are worse."

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