Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN


January 5, 2014

City, county closely watching weather situation

Greensburg — Decatur County remained under a “Yellow” travel advisory Sunday afternoon as officials met to discuss the possibility of drastically colder temperatures expected to hit the area that evening.

During a conference call with representatives from several local businesses at 1 p.m. Sunday, Decatur County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) director Rob Duckworth said weather forecasts for the Tree County expected the majority of Sunday’s precipitation to be rain.

Although not the blizzard-like conditions previously expected, rainfall poses its own sort of problems, as temperatures were expected to rapidly decrease in the evening hours, falling to zero or below.

Greensburg Street Commissioner Mark Klosterkemper said trash pick-up has been canceled throughout the city for Monday and Tuesday. Service is expected to resume Wednesday, and Klosterkemper said he hopes his crews will be able to accomplish a week’s worth of trash pick-up from Wednesday through Friday.

Klosterkemper said he planned to have crews out Sunday afternoon in order to eliminate as much of the icy patches covering Greensburg streets as possible ahead of the expected cold snap. The Street Commissioner said there is little that can be done in the way of ice elimination when temperatures fall below zero.

By early afternoon, asphalt temperatures were measured at 35 to 37 degrees.

No decision on school delays or cancellations had been made by Sunday afternoon, officials said.

Duckworth stated he was hopeful such determinations would be made by 6 p.m. Sunday.

City and county officials planned to meet at 7 p.m. Sunday in order to discuss the next course of action. An additional conference call with the Greensburg-Decatur County Chamber of Commerce and some of its member businesses was planned for 8 p.m.

In addition to the presence of ice, continued rainfall and the anticipated drop to subzero temperatures, Duckworth stated his concern over the potential for high winds complementing the artic temperatures.

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