York County travel conditions worsen

Written by witf | Oct 29, 2012 4:01 PM

Travel conditions throughout York County continue to deteriorate due to the impact of Hurricane Sandy.

Travel is becoming increasingly more hazardous and difficult due to fallen trees, limbs, wires and isolated flooding. As of 3:30 p.m. today, there had been approximately 55 911 calls placed today to report problems with road conditions.

With forecasters calling for the weather to worsen, the County Commissioners and office of Emergency Management advise residents to travel only when absolutely necessary.

“People who must travel should avoid driving through flooded roads,” said Mike Fetrow, director of the Office of emergency Management. “Doing so puts the lives of the driver, any passengers and emergency responders in jeopardy.”

The Commissioners are also asking all residents to check on their neighbors, particularly the elderly and disabled. That’s especially important in case of power outage.

Residents are also advised to:

  • Avoid touching downed wires, whether believed to be “live” or not
  • If flooding occurs, get to higher ground.
  • Make sure to keep storm drains and gutters free of debris
  • Listen to the radio or television for information
  • Call electricity providers to report power outages that don’t present a threat to safety or property.

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