The National Weather Services has issued the following forecast for Chippewa County:
WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE FRIDAY
- WHAT…Blizzard conditions possible. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 9 inches possible. Winds could
gust as high as 50 mph.
- WHERE…Portions of southeast Minnesota and northwest and west central Wisconsin.
- WHEN…From Wednesday afternoon through late Friday night.
- IMPACTS…Travel could be very difficult or impossible.
The Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office and Highway Department are encouraging everyone to not travel or limit their travel during this time. Both departments will be working hard to keep our roads as safe as possible, during this storm. It would be a help for all our hard-working Deputies, Dispatch, and Highway workers, if the public is able to stay home.
The Chippewa County Courthouse will remain open during this time. However, the public is encouraged to call before coming to the Courthouse to confirm that a particular department office is open. Many departments may not be open due to employees not being able to travel into work. The Courts are planning to remain open as scheduled.