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Sheriff Hatfield: Moore secondary roads still dangerous

Daniel Hollow Road near Five Points Road in the Ledford Mill, Motlow College area remains treacherous Thursday morning and should be avoided. (Photo Credit: Chuck Clark)

MOORE COUNTY – Don’t let the fluffy snow fool you. There’s still a layer of black ice under it and local temperatures won’t get much above freezing today.

Metro Moore County Sheriff Tyler Hatfield told The Lynchburg Times Thursday morning that the main roads in Moore County are mostly clear but some patches of ice remain. He also said that all bridges in the county are still frozen and should be avoided.

“The secondary roads are in bad shape,” he said.

Black ice, packed snow, and frozen bridges make up only part of the story. Low hanging branches weighed down with ice and snow still cover many county roads – especially in the Charity, New Herman, Motlow College, and Ledford Mill areas. Local officials say that if you see a posted Road Closed sign, do not attempt to drive around it unless you live in that area.

Metro Moore County deputies responded to multiple distress calls overnight on local backroads from stranded drivers stuck on hills or in ditches. •

{The Lynchburg Times is the only independently owned and operated newspaper in Lynchburg, Tennessee. We cover Metro Moore County government, Jack Daniel’s Distillery, Nearest Green Distillery, Tims Ford State Park, Motlow State Community College, Moore County High School, Moore County Middle School, Lynchburg Elementary, Raider Sports, plus regional and state news.}

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