No school again
Goshen schools remain closed today because many students can’t get to them.
“One of the main reasons school needed to be closed for Wednesday was due to the large number of sidewalks that have not been cleared yet,” was the Twitter statement posted by the corporation’s officials Tuesday afternoon “We are encouraging people to work with friends and neighbors to clear sidewalks so that our students can get to school safely. If you live near a walk-zone or hub gathering area, please do what you can to get these clear for safe passage to school on Thursday.”
Under Elkhart County’s emergency watch status, conditions are still considered threatening to the safety of the public. However, Pennington noted that during a watch, the restrictions are eased a bit with only essential travel, such as to and from work or in emergency situations, recommended.
“With a warning, the only people that should be out on the roads are emergency personnel,” Pennington said. “With a watch, it’s more of an advisory.”
While it has been years since the Elkhart County area has been faced with such a significant winter storm event, Pennington said he felt the county has done an admirable job of responding to the threat and its aftermath.
“I think we were pretty well prepared for anything it threw at us,” Pennington said. “We’ve got some resources in place to help us with these larger incidents like this, and I think we felt pretty good about how we responded. We were able to access resources and talk to the right people throughout the county to allow us to get the emergency declaration in place quickly and do the job that needed to be done.”
Pennington also had high praise for county residents.