Few wrecks, but trees, lines down in county

Published 9:30 am Thursday, February 11, 2021


The ice storm caused few car crashes, but falling trees and limbs brought down electric lines in in rural Clark County Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

Emergency Management Director Steve Asbury, who is also chief of the Clark County Fire Department, said Thursday morning most people seemed to be heeding advice to stay home, so there weren’t many accidents.

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“We’re blessed with that,” he said.”“We do have some down power power lines,” mostly caused by falling or sagging tree limbs heavy with ice, he said. There were also some trees and branches down in roads.

Around 9 a.m. Asbury said the department had gotten seven calls overnight.

He said firefighters were responding to emergency calls Thursday morning and had called in additional personnel.

“We’re still able to respond. It will just be a slower response,” he said.

Asbury said Clark County’s Emergency Operations Center was operating Thursday.

The director advised that people stay home Thursday unless it was necessary to go out for an emergency, and if they do drive, “go slow.”