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January 7th, 2014
In addition to battling the snow and frigid temperatures, crews from the City of Decatur this morning were working on what City Operations Manager Jeremy Gilbert termed a “major water main break” on the south edge of the city, just behind Don Ray’s Drive-Away business. The leak was first reported around 11 p.m. Monday, according to one source.
Gilbert is asking city residents to conserve as much was as possible
over the next 24 hours and said some residents will experience
low water pressure and, in some cases, rusty water.
A major winter storm brought Adams County and most of Indiana to its knees, dumping more than 9 inches of snow on the region throughout the day Sunday. High winds and temperatures which fell to near-record lows kept most residents at home Monday.
The Adams County Sheriff’s Department issued a Level Red travel advisory Sunday afternoon, limiting travel to emergency responders and law enforcement officers only.
A winter storm warning remains in effect until 1 a.m. Monday. A wind chill warning remains in effect from 1 a.m Monday - 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Hazardous weather with the combination of 6-10 inches of snow and gusty winds developing late this afternoon, visibility will be reduced to one quarter of a mile.
Temperatures are expected to plumit nearing 5-15 below zero and upto 45 below zero with the wind chill.
From staff reports
With a total of 5 inches of snow falling Thursday across Adams County, and with a low temperature reading of -6 degrees this morning, area residents could use a break. Unfortunately, that break doesn’t seem to be coming anytime in the near future as another round of snow, and even colder temperatures, are forecast for the coming weekend.
The time and temperature reading at the First Bank of Berne branch office on the east side of Decatur showed a generous reading of zero degrees F. early this morning. City officials reported an overnight low of -6 degrees.
Photo by J Swygart
Haley Davidson, Linn Grove, gave birth to Adams County’s first baby of the New Year. Her son, Jackson, was born at 1:49 a.m. Jan. 1 at Adams Memorial Hospital. The baby, Davidson’s second, weighed in at 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was 20 inches long. Also pictured is Jackson’s father, Shawn Bowman, as he holds a gift basket full of goodies that traditionally goes to the first baby of the year.
Adams County is currently under a travel advisory until further notice. Roads may be snow covered in spots with drifting snow due to the wind. Motorists are encouraged to drive safely and take extra precaution.
Following a brief reprieve from Mother Nature, temperatures in the area plummeted into the teens over the past few days, bringing 3 inches of fresh snow along for the ride.
Jeremy Gilbert, operations manager for the city of Decatur, at 8 a.m. today said the intensity of the snowfall “has really picked up in the last two or three hours” leaving everything in town “pretty well snow-covered.”
The Geneva Town Council conducted a brief end-of-the- year meeting Monday evening to swear in a new school resource officer, appoint new terms and individuals to various positions within the town’s government, and adjust year-end budget appropriations.
Alexa Brotherton made a candy creation at the Decatur branch of the Adams Public Library on Monday as part of Christmas break activities at the library and other sites.
Photo by Ashley Thieme