Snow Tonight, Court Possibly Canceled, Safe Travel Tips

If Cherokee County cancels schools, the Holly Springs Municipal Court will be canceled as well.

The National Weather Service has issued a special weather advisory for Monday night because of a predicted 90 percent chance of precipitation. 

While snow accumulation is unlikely, it is possible that there will be slick spots on the road.

If are closed due to inclement weather, the will be cancelled and all cases will be rescheduled to a future court date.

The Clean Air Campaign also offers these tips for driving in icy and wet conditions:

  • Telework – When the roads aren’t safe, skip the commute entirely and telework to keep taking care of business. While other businesses were grinding to a halt during last year’s storm, organizations with telework programs were able to stay productive. Plus, taking regular telework days is a great strategy year-round, as it increases employee productivity and satisfaction while reducing the number of cars on the road.
  • Transit is Safer Than Driving – Buses and trains are better equipped to handle hazardous conditions than most cars. Let someone else handle the driving, save some gas and reduce the number of cars on the road.
  • Don’t ‘Warm Up’ Your Car – Idling is not an effective way to warm up a vehicle, even in cold weather. With today’s modern engines, the best way to warm up your car’s engine is to drive it. Plus, idling wastes fuel and causes unnecessary air pollution. 
  • Leave Early – Speed is the most common cause of vehicle crashes in bad weather. No one wants to be the cause of a traffic jam, so double the amount of time it will take to get to your destination, drive slowly and put plenty of space between you and other cars.
  • Keep Your Car in Good Condition – The cold is tough on older batteries, so make sure yours is in good condition. Check tire pressure regularly, as cold temperatures can decrease air pressure and reduce fuel efficiency. Also, consider winter wiper blades and cold weather washer fluid.
  • Pack an Emergency Kit – Make sure your spare tire is in good shape, and stock an emergency kit with an ice scraper, snowbrush, jumper cables, flashlight, flares and a blanket.

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