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Marshall County Commissioners Issue Emergency Declaration

January 5, 2014

01/06/14 Due to the severe winter storm, the Marshall County Board of Commissioners issued an Emergency Declaration regarding travel upon roadways in the un-incorporated areas of the county. 

The Commissioners issued the “Warning Level” Travel Advisory Emergency Declaration effective at 6 p.m. Sunday night and lasting until Tuesday.  A “Warning Level” Travel Advisory Emergency Declaration means that a state of emergency has been declared. 

With a “Warning Level” Travel Advisory Emergency Declaration, the following orders are in place:

1.     No travel is permitted on Marshall County roads until the order closing the roads has been terminated by the Board of Commissioners.   The order does not prohibit travel on county roads by individuals engaged in employment necessary to restore utility service or provide any other emergency public service.

2.     The driver or person in charge of a vehicle, whether or not stalled, that impedes, obstructs, prohibits, impairs, or interferes with highway snow removal crews or emergency personnel and vehicles responding to an emergency may be directed to remove the vehicle from the county road.

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.

4.     It is unlawful for a person to knowingly fail to comply with a lawful order or directions of a law enforcement officer invested by law with the authority to direct, control or regulate traffic.

Violations of the provisions listed above may result in the entry of judgment of fines up to Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) for a Class C Infraction.

This disaster Emergency Declaration shall be in effect until 12:00 p.m. Wednesday January 8, 2013, or as may be determined prior to that date by the Marshall County Board of Commissioners.

The Marshall County Commissioners are asking all residents of the 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.