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List: Impassable Roads Due to Storm Damage

Preliminary assessments of homes in the area show that at least 50 houses were damaged.

The damage ranges from missing shingles to complete destruction. That's according to a Monroe EMA and Sheriff Office news release.

Approximately 10 people were injured in the storm, but there have been no reported fatalities.

The following roads are either impassible or partially blocked:

 Unionville Rd

Wise Rod.

Boxankle Rd.

Mayfield Rd.

Blount Rd.

Weldon Rd.

Towaliga Trail

Greggory Rd.

Craig Rd. Freeman Rd.

Stokes Store Rd.

Blue Ridge School Rd.

Ivey Circle

Craig Rd.

Lassister Rd.

Old Cork Rd.

Old Union Gin Rd.

 

Those who do not have homes in those locations are asked NOT to travel in those areas. Power lines and trees are down and the roadway could be dangerous.

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Program Your Weather Radio for Your County

You can customize your weather radio to receive alerts specific to your county.

The code for Monroe County is: 013207.

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The Ring Around the Sun: Explained.

The Ring Around the Sun: Explained.

Many of you may see a prominent ring or "halo" around the sun today.

According to astronomers, these halos are caused by ice crystals in the cirrus clouds high up in the atmosphere.

Do be careful if you are trying to view this phenomenon in the sky because even the shortest exposure to sunlight directly into your eyes could cause permanent eye damage.

How to Report Storm Damage

Damage assessments are ongoing today in Monroe County, the Monroe County Emergency Management Facebook page says.

If you suffered damage to your home or property, or know of someone who suffered damage, email Director Matthew Perry at tmperry239@yahoo.com or call the Board of Commissioners Office at 478-994-7000.

 

Schools: Weather Closings and Delays for Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Monroe County public schools are closed Tuesday, January 11, 2011.

Icy Road Conditions in Monroe County

As of 4:30 a.m. the Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT) has issued an icy road advisory for Monroe County on I-75 and State Route 42.

Motorists are urged to slow down and leave at least a ten-car length distance between vehicles and the DOT trucks clearing the road ways.