January 23, 2019

Busy morning for emergency personnel around county


OGEMAW COUNTY — It was a hectic morning for law enforcement agencies, EMS and wrecker services around the county Jan. 10 because of icy road conditions.

Ogemaw County Central Dispatch Director Amy Beach said dispatch handled 15 calls for service between 9 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. related to the slick road conditions.

“It has been quiet for about 25 minutes now,” Beach said at 12:45 p.m. “So let’s keep our fingers crossed.”

With temperatures hovering around 30 degrees and light drizzle moving through the area, the conditions were prime for glazing on the roads.

According to the National Weather Service, patchy freezing drizzle was expected to continue across portions of Northern Michigan through the afternoon hours. Combined with warming temperatures, the NWS was forecasting a possibility of fog to develop and become dense in some areas, making travel even more slick and hazardous.

“This may be especially true on secondary snow covered roads,” a NWS statement reads. “Meanwhile, the fog will likely lower visibility. Please allow extra time to reach your destination.”


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