Emergency operations in Crittenden County warn for long delays in power, water outages, fuel shortages

By Heartland News

This information comes from the Marion/Crittenden County Emergency Operations (EOC) in Marion, KY.

The Marion/Crittenden County Emergency Operations (EOC) in Marion, KY, advises its citizens to expect long delays in power outages, water outages, and fuel shortages. Water customers of Marion and the Crittenden/Livingston water districts should expect all water to be out. This period is expected to last up to several weeks.
They are advising people not able to sustain their personal health and well being for several weeks to consider evacuating to the south. An emergency shelter is open at the Crittenden County Elementary School, citizens utilizing the shelter should bring blankets, pillow, and person necessities this shelter is filling up.
U.S. Highway 60 to Marion is open and US 641 South to I-24 is open. It is reported areas to the South around Nashville Tennessee are not affected by the ice storm.
The emergency operations center may be contacted at (270) 965-3500 or 911. Resources are very limited and the emergency rescue squads may not be able to reach persons in a timely manner.