As Grayson County prepares for what the National Weather Service is calling a “strong winter storm,” Grayson County Emergency Management is advising citizens that the courthouse on Leitchfield’s Public Square will be open for use as a storm shelter.
The winter storm is expected to hit Grayson County after 2 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 22, and officials are predicting anywhere between 10 to 20 inches of snow accumulation, as well as the possibility of ice and sleet, according to Ernie Perkins, director of Grayson County Emergency Management.
“It’s kind of up in the air,” Perkins said of what citizens can expect from the weather.
The Public Square courthouse remains open 24 hours and will remain heated even in the event of the loss of electricity, so citizens who need to go and warm up are welcome to do so, Perkins said.
Grayson County Emergency Management is also recommending that citizens with only electric heat have a contingency plan in place in case of a power outage.
Perkins also asks citizens to check on the elderly during the winter storm.
Reach Matt Lasley at 270-259-9622, ext. 2015.