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
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.