DSC_0252[1]Lawrence Mayor Dean Jessup has declared a snow emergency in his city, closing all city streets to the public. The snow emergency is effective at 3 p.m. and will be in effect until further notice.
Only emergency responders – police officers, fire fighters and ambulances – may be on the streets. Motorists should not drive or park on city streets so that emergency responders and snow plows can get through.
Central Indiana is expecting a foot or more of snow today, followed by a plunge in the temperature tomorrow.
“Our fleet is out in force, plowing the major thoroughfares,” Mayor Jessup said, “but the snow is coming so fast that it’s impossible to keep up. It’s dangerous to be on the roads, so motorists should stay home where they will be safe and where they will not create an emergency for others. We trust Lawrence residents will use their best judgment and stay home.”
Mayor Jessup asked residents to look to their neighbors first if they have a minor need, but to call 9-1-1 in case of emergency. The city is working with several local churches and will open a municipal facility if emergency shelter is needed, the mayor said.

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