Several local businesses are shutting down early today as a result of Edmonson County's current winter storm warning.
The Judge Executive, County Clerk, County Attorney, Circuit Court Clerk, and Sheriff's Office are closed. Bank of Edmonson County closed at noon today.
Several other local businesses plan to close early as well. You are encouraged to call before traveling to any other business or local office not listed here.
Local forecasts from Edmonson Voice Meteorologist Landon Hampton are pointing to up to 1/4" ice with 1-3" of snow accumulations later tonight. That is expected to be followed by low temperatures near zero for the next few days.
"ALL of Edmonson County is under a Winter Storm Warning now until 4am Saturday," said Hampton. "One to three inches of total accumulation is anticipated, with a few localized areas possibly seeing more. Travel is already treacherous, and will only deteriorate as the day progress. Stay connected to the Edmonson Voice for more updates as we have them."
Emergency officials are encouraging all Edmonson County residents to limit your travel if possible as slick spots are becoming more prevalent around the county.
"With already wet roads, icy spots are very difficult to see," said Sheriff Shane Doyle. "Please use caution and common sense when traveling today and tonight. It's also a good idea to have a flashlight, a charged cellphone, and plenty of warm clothes if you plan to be out. It would be best if you can stay put, but if not, please slow down and be very careful."