02/02/11 Due to the deteriorating conditions caused by the Blizzard, the Marshall County Board of Commissioners and Mayor Mark Senter have issued an Emergency Declaration regarding travel upon roadways in the un-incorporated areas of the county and the City of Plymouth.
The Mayor and Commissioners, in accordance with Marshall County Ordinance Number 2010-01, have issued a Level 1 Emergency Declaration effective beginning at 9:30 p.m. hours Tuesday. A Level 1 Emergency Declaration means that a state of emergency has been declared.
In accordance with a Level 1 Emergency Declaration, the following orders are in place:
1. No travel is permitted on City of Plymouth or Marshall County roads until the Order closing the roads has been terminated by the Mayor and or Board of Commissioners of the county, provided that the Order does not prohibit travel on city streets and or county roads by individuals engaged in employment necessary to (1) maintain safe rail system, (2) restore utility service, or (3) provide any other emergency public service; and
2. The driver or person in charge of a vehicle, whether or not stalled, that impedes, obstructs, prohibits, impairs, or interferes with city or county highway snow removal crews or emergency personnel and vehicles responding to an emergency may be directed to remove the vehicle from the city street or county road; and
3. A person who stops, parks or leaves a vehicle shall leave sufficient unobstructed width of the roadway opposite the vehicle for the free passage of other vehicles and a clear view of the stopped vehicle from a distance of two hundred (200) feet in either direction (I.C. 9-21-16-2); and
4. It is unlawful for a person to knowingly fail to comply with a lawful order or direction of a law enforcement officer invested by law with authority to direct, control or regulate traffic (I.C. 9-21-8-1).
Violations of the provisions listed in Section 2, Section 3, or Section 4 above is cause for action to enforce State statutes and may result in the entry of judgment of fines up to Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) for a Class C Infraction (I.C. 9-21-5-13, I.C. 9-21-16-9, and I.C. 9-21-8-49).
We are asking all residents of the City of Plymouth and Marshall County to comply with the necessary emergency measures, and to cooperate with public officials.
For additional information regarding the Emergency Declaration or emergency preparedness information you can contact the Marshall County Emergency Management Agency at 936-3740.