UPDATED: Sheriff’s office says residents should stay home

By AMY JONES / Associate Editor

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is encouraging residents to remain at home or in a place of safety and avoid driving if at all possible.

“Driving on closed roadways increases the risk of injury to drivers and first responders,” read a Jan. 10 sheriff’s office press release.

Residents should call 911 in case of an emergency, and deputies will respond as quickly as possible. However, the sheriff’s office is still requesting non-emergency calls wait until the weather clears.

Shelby County Sheriff’s Office administrative offices will be closed today due to the driving conditions and weather conditions. The sheriff’s office plans to reopen the administrative offices tomorrow.

The sheriff’s office is working with the Shelby County Emergency Management Agency, 911 and the Shelby County Highway Department to monitor weather and roadway conditions.

Check ShelbyCountyReporter.com for more updates as they become available.