- Thursday January 7th, 2010 :: 03:10 p.m. EST
Ripley County has issued a Level 1 Snow Emergency. Please go to www.ripleycounty.com/sheriff for details.
ESSENTIAL TRAVEL PERMITTED TRANSPORTATION OR SNOW EMERGENCY: This classification is determined by the Commissioners to be a significant emergency event. Roadways have, or are expected to have, significant accumulations of ice, freezing rain, sleet, snow or significant blowing and drifting of snow or high water covering large areas of roadways to a dangerous depth or numerous trees, limbs, utility poles and/or power lines or other damage debris are reported on roadways. Roadways, or, major sections of the roadway network are closed or impassable. Travel may be significantly delayed and there exists a risk of injury to motorists exposed to the existing conditions.
Only essential travel is permitted. Essential travel shall include travel to and from work; travel to obtain essential medical care or required prescription medications, travel to obtain essential supplies of food, fuel, or safe shelter and; travel of emergency vehicles and emergency workers engaged in emergency operations. All non-essential travel is prohibited. Vehicle operators shall exercise all due caution in the operation of motor vehicles.
RIPLEY COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
210 North Monroe Street
Versailles, IN 47042
SHERIFF THOMAS GRILLS