Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn wanted to let residents know that NO travel is advised until Thursday, December 24, 2020.  He issued a news release stating that due to the current poor weather conditions travel should be limited to emergencies only.

Dunn says, "High winds, poor visibility, dangerous wind chills and heavy snow are making for dangerous road conditions.  If you are stranded or involved in a crash, stay in your vehicle with your seatbelt on.  Do not try to walk away.  Make sure you have your winter survival kit close and your cell phone charged."

"If at all possible, stay home and off the roadways." He concludes.

At the bottom of his release he tells us what his wish is this Christmas.

"That's what I want for Christmas.  Everyone to remain safe for the rest of 2020 and into next year.  To accomplish this, I need your help.  After the storm passes and we approach Christmas and New Year Holidays, I want to impress on everyone the importance of safe driving.  In Rice County we've had a terrible year for serious injury and fatal crashes in 2020."

Dunn adds, "I would love to see everyone stay safe for the remainder of the year and into 2021.  To accomplish this goal we need everyone that is driving to:

  1. Buckle Up
  2. Drive attentively, head up and hands on the steering wheel and finally,
  3. If you are using alcohol or drugs that impair your driving, stay put, use a sober ride and don't drive.

The Rice County Sheriff concludes, "You are loved by so many and they want to see you around for many years to come.  Take your driving seriously and make the right choice."

"Wishing you all a safe and Happy Holiday!"

Thanks for the reminders Sheriff Dunn. We appreciate your heartfelt message for us to take our driving privileges seriously.  Thanks for all you and all law enforcment do to protect us.


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