A scene from Main Street earlier today.
Pickens Fire Chief Bob Howard reported at noon that within the last hour, the roads here “have gone totally to – well – totally to hell.”
“There are too many vehicles still out here creating problems,” Howard said of the icy conditions. “We already have all the wrecks we can handle.”
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Cove Road remained officially closed this afternoon as well.
Updated: Pickens Fire Chief Bob Howard said this afternoon, that things have definitely slowed down. He said they have worked only fender benders today and most people are staying off the roads.
“Drivers need to be slow and cautious,” says DOT engineer
A shot of Main Street in Jasper with a blanket of snow early afternoon on Tuesday.
According to regional DOT engineer Sam Wheeler, his crews are in full swing to treat roadways being blanketed with snowfall expected to continue into the evening Tuesday, Jan. 28.
Updated story in our e-edition includes comments from parents who were there.
As parents and players on both sides are reeling from Saturday’s 8th grade boy’s regional basketball game between PCMS and Fannin County Middle School where a fight broke out after alleged racial slurs were yelled, administrators say they plan to address safety concerns for future games.
Fannin County Superintendent Mark Henson said Monday afternoon that his office is trying to be proactive for future events, including this Monday night’s championship game where three resource officers and three referees will be on hand.
Fannin County Middle School’s gymnasium only has seating on one side of the gym, forcing spectators for both teams to sit side-by-side, and often enflaming already high tensions, especially at tournament level play.
Busted pipes, water damage spell doom
Global Restoration pumped more than 1,500 gallons of water from this commercial building after frigid weather froze the sprinkler system. Soaked ceiling tiles had to be removed as part of the restoration.
Shawna Isaac’s son spent Monday insulating pipes in his mother’s home after frigid temperatures earlier this month left her with busted pipes and a soaked crawlspace.