Hamilton County issues yellow-level travel advisory
A yellow level travel advisory has been issued for unincorporated roads in Hamilton Co, effective Wednesday morning until further notice.
This is the lowest level of local travel advisory and means routine travel or activities may be restricted in areas because of a hazardous situation. Individuals should use caution or avoid those areas. Unincorporated roads are those roads maintained by Hamilton Co., usually roads outside cities and towns.
The National Weather Service is forecasting several inches of snow on top of the rain and has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Hamilton Co. until the afternoon of Thursday, Feb. 25. Gusty winds may increase travel difficulties.
The Hamilton Co. Sheriff’s Office says to do the following when driving in winter weather:
- Reduce speeds
- Leave extra room between vehicles
- Make sure all windows are clear of snow and ice
- Turn on lights to increase visibility even during the day
- Make sure to keep an emergency kit, along with a fully charged cell phone handy.
In case of a slide off or crash, contact Hamilton Co. Public Safety Communications at 773-1282 or 911 for an emergency.