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Winter weather precautions going ‘smoothly’

Brittany Wise Reporter

December 10, 2013

Winter weather systems have begun to effect activities across the county, and according to Ernie Perkins, head of the county’s Emergency Management Services, it is likely to be “just a taste of what’s to come” over the course of the season.


Grayson County schools were shut down on Friday, Dec. 6 and experienced a two-hour delay again on Tuesday, Dec. 10, when a second unanticipated round of snow and ice caused slick roadways.


A number of holiday events and activities were cancelled over the past weekend, including the county’s annual Hometown Christmas Parade and tree-lighting ceremonies in Leitchfield, Clarkson and Caneyville.


Luckily, according to Sheriff Rick Clemons, vehicle accidents have been relatively few considering the ice which covered county roadways.


Perkins said that he has been staying in constant contact with Clemons’ department as well as the Leitchfield Police Department and the County Road Department, with all agencies working together to maintain safe conditions for county residents.


“We’re fortunate that everybody works together pretty well in the county,” Perkins said, “And it’s gone really smoothly so far.”


He continued on to say that the county is “well-prepared” for any weather conditions that may be hitting Grayson County in the coming months.