Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Offers Safety Advice on Weather Conditions

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office offers safety advice regarding various weather conditions. With recent ice and freezing rain, Franklin County Sheriff Bill Overton advised all residents to stay off the roads unless they absolutely had to travel. Additionally, the sheriff’s office advises people to NEVER leave a pet or child alone in a parked car.

Hazardous Winter Travel Conditions in Franklin County

The intensity of sleet and freezing rain ramped up the morning of Thursday, February 18, in Franklin County. E911 Dispatch stated that roads became very dangerous throughout the county.

Franklin County Sheriff Bill Overton advised all residents to stay off the roads unless they absolutely had to travel.

Overton said, “During this weather event, please see the numbers below to contact our office, Appalachian Power, or Virginia Department of Transportation as your needs arise. Thanks and be safe.”

Emergencies: Call 911

Non-Emergencies: Call 540-483-3000

AEP: 800 – 956 – 4237

VDOT: Call 511

Hazardous Winter Travel Conditions in Franklin County

Hazardous Winter Travel Conditions in Franklin County

 

Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Warns Against Hot Car Deaths

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office asks all residents to please check your vehicle before walking away and leaving a child behind. Each year, parents are devastated to learn they have left a child in their car in extreme heat conditions.

Don’t be that busy: PARK, LOCK and LOOK. Never leave a child OR pet in a hot vehicle. Please read the attached information from the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration.

Never leave pets or kids alone in a parked car.

Never leave pets or kids alone in a parked car.

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