Marshall County officials will be issuing an emergency declaration today, Tuesday, Feb. 4. The emergency declaration will include a “Warning Level” travel advisory for travel upon roadways in the un-incorporated areas of Marshall County.
According to Emergency Management Agency Director Clyde Avery, the “Warning Level” advisory will go into effect at 7 p.m. ET tonight. If the weather and road conditions become a safety concern, the declaration may be put in place earlier than 7 p.m. ET.
Avery, the highway superintendent, the sheriff, and the commissioners will re-evaluate the “Warning Level” travel advisory at 7 a.m. ET Wednesday, Feb. 5 to determine if any additional action should be taken.
A “Warning Level” means that no travel is permitted on Marshall County roads until the order has been terminated by the commissioners. A fine of up to $500 may be assessed if a driver interferes with highway snow removal crews or emergency personnel while responding to an emergency. The fine will also apply to a driver who has abandoned a vehicle in a roadway.