Instead of looking for everything in the county that will be closed, your best bet is to assume everything will be closed other than a few retail businesses. Every church service we knew of tonight has been cancelled and all city and county offices will be closed for the remainder of the week. If you need a product or service from a local business, very few will be open so please call them before visiting. Emergency personnel will be on call as always.
Another two inches of snow fell last night, in addition to the 9-12 inches already on the ground. Road crews worked relentlessly clearing driving routes only to find another mess this morning. 20-30 mph wind gusts created large snow drifts and bitter wind chills today, and according to the forecast, Edmonson County should prepare for some of the coldest temperatures we've seen in years.
The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill warning until 11am Thursday. Temps are expected to be anywhere from -5 to -12 tonight, this will create bitterly cold wind chills estimated to be 20 to 30 degrees below zero. Wind chills are expected to be -10 to -20 during the day on Thursday.
If you're not a Wookie, dress in layers and cover as much exposed skin as possible during the next few days. Check on the elderly as well as livestock and outdoor pets. WRECC urges everyone to reduce their power usage during the bitter cold. Click here for those details.
Edmonson Voice Staff