Some businesses impacted by heavy snowfall
Rochester, Ind.-- Fulton County issued a Disaster Emergency Declaration Tuesday night after experiencing county-wide blizzard conditions, county officials saying the area is at risk from the severe weather, which not only includes the snow but also strong winds and below zero wind chills. The county also issued a warning level travel status.
Fulton County Highway Department Superintendent John Geier said their workers have been out all day and night, some not even getting any sleep since Tuesday afternoon, working to make the roads as safe as possible if folks do need to head out and commute.
“Some of our guys, myself included we never even got to bed last night,” Fulton County Highway Department Superintendent John Geier said. “We’ve been running the rest of the crews started early 4 to 5 o’clock this morning we’ve ran all day, the winds howled all night they let up around daybreak and allowed us to to start getting the roads cleaned up today.”
Folks who live in Fulton County said they couldn’t believe their eyes when they looked out the window the next morning but are actually happy to finally get some snow. Resident and West Ninth Boutique owner Beth Betcher said she hasn’t seen this kind of snow fall in quite a while in the area, and while the conditions do impact local businesses, road crews make it easy for folks to get on the roads if they feel safe enough to do so.
“It defiantly has an impact on a business this type of weather people want to be safe and COVID of course doesn’t help with that,” West Ninth Boutique Owner Beth Betcher said. “If they can get out on the main roads, they’re clear in my experience, and the city of Rochester is responsible for that here and if you can get here you can shop here.”