Marshall county still under "Watch" level travel advisory

MARSHALL COUNTY — Marshall County Emergency Management director Clyde Avery confirmed that the county will remain under a "watch" level travel advisory.

"Currently, Marshall County is under a Winter Weather Advisory that is in effect from 11 a.m. this morning until 11 p.m. tonight," Avery said. "Snow will overspread our area this afternoon with the heaviest snow falling at a rate of 1-2 inches per hour at times. The heaviest snow is predicted to occur between 3 p.m and 8 p.m. tonight. Snow totals of between 4 -6 inches are expected.

"In addition, wind gusts of 20 to 30 mph will cause blowing and drifting of roads especially in rural open areas. Visibility may be reduced to less than ¼ mile. Roads were already beginning to see sifting earlier this morning with some reduced to one lane. Road conditions could deteriorate rapidly once the heaviest snow begins to fall and winds pick up."

During a watch level, officials recommend only essential travel, such as to and from work and have asked that businesses, agencies and organizations implement emergency plans, if possible.