SCSO offers advice for stranded motorists

Published 4:22 pm Tuesday, January 28, 2014


The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office released a list of designated warming stations for people stranded in their vehicles.

“The Sheriff’s Office will be transporting as many as possible to shelters for the night,” the statement read.

Due to the number of people that are stranded and that roads in some areas are impassable, the sheriff’s office asks stranded motorists to take the following actions.

1. Make sure someone knows where you are.

2. Create a plan for your own safety.

3. Take note of possible locations to shelter until you can be taken to a warming shelter.

4. Are there occupied homes nearby that may offer warmth?

5. Are there businesses that may offer warmth?

6. Is there a church nearby that will offer warmth.

7. Staying in a parked car with the engine running poses a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning and knocking on a stranger’s door may be safer.

8. Notify a loved one of where you are sheltering with address and name of others there.

The following are known warming stations available to the public.

  •  Pelham Civic Center, 500 Amphitheater Road
  • Sports Blast on US 280 at Highway 41
  • All Hoover Fire Stations
  • Hoover Public Safety Center at 2020 Valleydale Road
  • Spain Park High School at 4700 Jaguar Drive
  • Greystone Elementary School at 300 Village Street