Saturday, January 13, 2018

Decatur Roads Hazardous; Sheriff Reminds Criminals Jail Is Open

DECATURVILLE, TN- The Decatur County Sheriff's Office took to Facebook today to give updates on the county's roads.

Decatur County Sheriff Keith Byrd and his staff also warned anyone wanting to take advantage of the conditions to break the law that the jail was open.

The post also asked for prayers for officers, dispatchers, road crews and others.

The text from the Facebook post read:

"Update: While most of the main roads (412, 641, etc...) have improved, most of our secondary roads still remain very slick. I'm encouraging citizens to not travel unless absolutely necessary. Also keep in mind that any precipitation that does melt will then refreeze tonight causing extremely hazardous road conditions.  Black Ice will be very present. Please exercise extreme caution when driving. The arctic temperatures are expected to stick around for several more days, with another round of winter weather possibly moving in on Monday night which means a lot of our secondary roads may be unsuitable for travel for the next several days. If you have time, please say a small prayer for all of our officers, dispatchers, road dept., and all emergency personnel in our county, as they have done an exceptional job in handling this very dangerous weather situation. If you have elderly/disabled neighbors, please try to check on them. If you have an emergency please call 911. Our non-emergency number is 852-3911. While the administrative offices are closed at the Sheriff's Office, our jail remains open 24/7. Keep that in mind if you plan on taking advantage of the weather situation and breaking the law."