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Few accidents due to weather

Thursday, December 27, 2012

According to Clay County Sheriff Mike Heaton and Brazil Police Chief Clint McQueen, the snow and ice have not caused any major accidents as of Thursday evening.

"(Wednesday) was hit and miss," Heaton said. "Everything (Thursday) has greatly improved. County Highway is still working, but (the roads) have improved from (Wednesday)."

According to McQueen, Thursday didn't bring any accidents or slide-offs for the City of Brazil.

"Most of the city streets have been cleaned and plowed," he said. "But people still need to drive with caution. The snow turns to slush, which can be just as dangerous as snow and ice."

Heaton warned drivers to be careful if they have to be out.

"A lot of people have stayed in," he said. "We've had a few slide-offs (on county roads), but nothing major. There are still slick spots, but County Highway are putting down sand and doing the best they can to improve the road conditions."

In case of an accident or being stranded in the snowy weather conditions, Heaton and McQueen suggested drivers keep needed supplies in their vehicles.

"They can get emergency roadside kits," Heaton said. "It's up to the driver, but it wouldn't hurt to have a blanket or two in the car with them. They should keep their cell phone in their pocket in case they are involved in a crash, so they can have easy access to it."

McQueen suggested drivers carry emergency supplies such as blankets, water, non-perishable food, flashlights or other basic necessities in case of being stranded.

"If you have a cell phone, call for emergency services right away," McQueen said. "We have enough services here to get to you pretty quickly if we know where you are."

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Also carry matches and a can opener!

-- Posted by My Dime on Thu, Dec 27, 2012, at 5:16 PM

Someone obviously hasn't been down airport road yet and tried to get out onto 59! It's also really bad at Murphy and Belleville road.

-- Posted by Dmaffioli on Fri, Dec 28, 2012, at 12:35 PM

If they could send out the plows when it's slushy, the roads wouldn't be as bad in the mornings when that slush freezes like ice.

-- Posted by jerad on Fri, Dec 28, 2012, at 9:22 PM

Do they have plows in Clay County?

-- Posted by brazilian on Sat, Dec 29, 2012, at 8:16 AM

Agree w/ jerad - same thing in Parke Co.

-- Posted by indianamama on Thu, Jan 3, 2013, at 11:00 AM

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