TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - Police will patrol more than the roads during March's snow storm. Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Sergeant Andy Cree said safety is their top concern.
Sunday's snow may create more hazardous conditions than normal.
"Not only do we have road issues, this heavy snow that is forecasted could bring tree limbs and power lines down," Cree said.
Meteorologists said Sunday's snow will have more water in it. The wetter it is the heavier it will be. Add that with 25 to 30 miles per hour winds and a sagging tree limb or power line can easily snap.
"If you see them sagging heavy you may just want to call [the sheriff's office or a power company]," Cree said. "Make us aware and we can notify the power company directly. I'm sure [the power lines] can sustain a certain amount of weight, but if it looks unusual give the company a heads up."
Cree said snapped tree limbs and power lines can create an emergency. They could block traffic or even be fatal.
"If a line is down that is something very important and we may have to evacuate a home or block a road," Cree said. "It can be a dangerous situation."
Cree said even if the situation is not an emergency you can call the sheriff's office and they can get the right crew headed your way.
The drop in temperatures brings the potential for health dangers, such as hypothermia and frost bite. The bitter temperatures can pose a threat for children, adults and pets.
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