Portage County Non-Essential Services Closed on Monday
PORTAGE COUNTY — County Executive Chris Holman has announced that non-essential services will be closed on Monday due to the coming winter storm.
In a press release, Holman states the following:
“This weekend, I have been closely monitoring the incoming winter weather systems that are forecast to impact the state, and I have been in regular contact with the Portage County Sheriff’s Office and Portage County Emergency Management Division.
Given the forecast of 6 to 12 inches of snow, high winds, and extremely cold temperatures with accompanying wind chill that will be arriving tonight and lasting throughout the work week, I am directing all non-essential employees to stay at home and NOT go to work tomorrow, Monday, January 28th. This is in accordance with Portage County ordinance 22.214.171.124(I).
According to the National Weather Service’s Winter Storm Warning that is in effect from 9pm tonight until 6pm Monday evening, “Conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. ‘If you must travel, keep a flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.” Portage County staff will continue to monitor this complex and dangerous storm as it moves through the area. Again, all non-essential services at Portage County will be closed on Monday, January 28th.
Portage County leadership wants to ensure that county employees stay safe during these severe conditions. We would also encourage county residents to keep an eye out for the safety of their pets, livestock and their neighbors—especially elderly neighbors who may need assistance with removing snow and ice from their walkways, automobiles, and driveway.
If you do not need to be on the road as this storm moves through, please stay safely at home.”