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County roads to remain closed on Thursday except to essential workers; closings reported

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Greene County roads will remain closed on Thursday.

"After conferring with Greene County Sheriff and Greene County Highway Superintendent, due to the dangerous road conditions that still will exist the Travel Warning Advisory for all Greene County, County Roads will remain in effect Thursday," says Roger Axe, Greene County Emergency Management Agency Director.

Greene County Sheriff Terry Pierce advises people not to travel unless it is an emergency.

The road closure affects all motorists except emergency personnel and private health care workers.

The ban will be evaluated sometime Thursday when to rescind, Axe stated.

Greene County Highway Department Superintendent Brent Murray announced that the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) will assist the Greene County Highway Department in opening Lone Tree Road from State Road 54 to State Road 48.

There are areas along the road that had drifted shut from the 8-plus inches of snow and heavy winds on Wednesday.

This will provide a corridor for access to Greene County General Hospital which is located on Lone Tree Road near Linton.

Reported closings for Thursday include:

Linton Public Library

Bright Beginnings Daycare in Bloomfield.

Ivy Tech Community College will be on a 2 Hour Delay; All Ivy Tech - Wabash Valley locations will open at 10 a.m.

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I'm sure the county officials are doing the best they can but there are people in 4-wheel drives who made it to work yesterday and would like to do so today. Not everyone lives five miles from Bloomfield at the bottom of a hill. Shouldn't people be advised to use caution and free to make their own decision?

-- Posted by ellis1 on Thu, Dec 27, 2012, at 11:05 AM

This is afternoon of day two- the snow stopped yesterday morning. I honestly can't say that the county is "doing the best they can." We remain stuck in our home in Owensburg due to snow and ice on the road. My husband and son returned from Indianapolis airport only to have to trudge over 1 mile in the snow because they were unable to drive along our county road. Work is only a few miles from our house but we can't get there. This is going to be seriously painful come payday. Are we to expect another couple of days without relief?

-- Posted by silver78 on Thu, Dec 27, 2012, at 1:13 PM

The county is doing the best they can with the staff and resources they have. Unfortunately like everyone else in today's economy they suffer from cutbacks just like everyone else. Stop and think of all the county roads there are in greene county, be patient and let them do their job. I'm sure that all the county highway workers would like to have the roads cleared so they can go home to their own families. I know it's frustrating to those who are unable to get out, make the most of it and enjoy your family.

-- Posted by Tina0209 on Thu, Dec 27, 2012, at 2:06 PM

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