By News Staff Reporters
MOUNT VERNON — While Wednesday’s snow storm dumped several inches of snow throughout the county, the county fared rather well, according to Mark Maxwell, Knox County Emergency Management Agency director.
“We survived nicely,” Maxwell said. “There was significant snowfall but no power outages.”
The Level 2 Snow Emergency that was issued early Wednesday afternoon was canceled just after 8 this morning. However, motorists were cautioned that many rural roads remain snow covered.
A transformer did blow near Oberlin Street in Mount Vernon at about 6:40 p.m., but residents lost power for only briefly.
The storm, which moved through quicker than anticipated, appeared to be over by nightfall, about the time the National Weather Service canceled the storm warning which was set to expire this morning.
“It moved through rather quickly. I’m not surprised they canceled the warning,” Maxwell said.
Knox County offices closed at noon on Wednesday, just after the health department closed on 11:30 a.m.
According to Pam Palm, director of health promotion services with the health department, home health workers saw patients until early afternoon.
“They concentrated on priority conditions, such as wound vac, dressing change or medicine administration,” Palm said.
All other appointments were rescheduled for later this week.
Although EMA does not track official snowfall accumulations, residents using social media were reporting 9 inches of snow in the Centerburg area, 7 inches outside of Mount Vernon and comparable measurements throughout the county.
Paper to be delivered today
MOUNT VERNON — Because of the Level 2 Snow Emergency issued by Knox County Sheriff David Barber, the Mount Vernon News suspended rural delivery Wednesday.
Wednesday’s edition of the News will be delivered today.
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