Use extreme caution driving in heavy rainfall- Turn Around, Don’t Drown!

Turn Around Don’t Drown®

Each year, more deaths occur due to flooding than from any other thunderstorm related hazard. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that over half of all flood-related drownings occur when a vehicle is driven into hazardous flood water. The next highest percentage of flood-related deaths is due to walking into or near flood waters. People underestimate the force and power of water. Many of the deaths occur in automobiles as they are swept downstream. Of these drownings, many are preventable, but too many people continue to drive around the barriers that warn you the road is flooded. A mere 6 inches of fast-moving flood water can knock over an adult. It takes just 12 inches of rushing water to carry away a small car, while 2 feet of rushing water can carry away most vehicles. It is NEVER safe to drive or walk into flood waters.

Elmore County Reopens Ingram Road north of Myrick Road

PER the Elmore County Highway Department –  Ingram Road reopenedEffective 3:00 PM August 8, 2017  – The Elmore County Commission would like to announce that the section of Ingram Road north of Myrick Road will reopen at 3:00 p.m. today. County forces are currently completing the necessary work to prepare the road to be reopened later today. Motorists are reminded to use caution even though this area of Ingram Road is open to traffic as crews will be putting the finishing touches associated with the two new concrete box culverts over the next several weeks.

The County Commission appreciates the patience exhibited by the public during this project. The opening of the northern culvert culminates a sequence of several road and bridge projects completed through the cooperative efforts of several local governments and utilities in the Millbrook/Elmore/Deatsville/Coosada area. Any questions related to this project can be directed to Richie Beyer, Elmore County Engineer at (334) 567-1162 or wrbechd@elmoreco.org

Ingram Road south of Myrick Road has reopened, north of Myrick Road remains closed……

Posted at 4:00 p.m. on 8-4-2017 – The Elmore County Highway Department has reopened the section of Ingram Road south of Myrick Road this afternoon. The section of Ingram Road north of Myrick Road remains closed and will hopefully be reopened next week. While this section of road has been reopened, motorists are still urged to proceed with caution as additional work, to include additional paving, will continue over the next several weeks.

See something, Say something!

From the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

It Takes a Community to Protect a Community

“If You See Something, Say Something™” is a national campaign that raises public awareness of the indicators of terrorism and terrorism-related crime, as well as the importance of reporting suspicious activity to state and local law enforcement.

Informed, alert communities play a critical role in keeping our nation safe. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is committed to strengthening hometown security by creating partnerships with state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) governments and the private sector, as well as the communities they serve. These partners help us reach the public across the nation by displaying the campaign’s messages and distributing outreach materials, including Public Service Announcements (PSAs).

We can all help keep our communities safe by paying attention to our surroundings and reporting suspicious activity to local law enforcement.

See something, Say something!

From the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

It Takes a Community to Protect a Community

“If You See Something, Say Something™” is a national campaign that raises public awareness of the indicators of terrorism and terrorism-related crime, as well as the importance of reporting suspicious activity to state and local law enforcement.

Informed, alert communities play a critical role in keeping our nation safe. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is committed to strengthening hometown security by creating partnerships with state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) governments and the private sector, as well as the communities they serve. These partners help us reach the public across the nation by displaying the campaign’s messages and distributing outreach materials, including Public Service Announcements (PSAs).

We can all help keep our communities safe by paying attention to our surroundings and reporting suspicious activity to local law enforcement.

Redland Road reopened after emergency repair work completed………

Posted at 10:00 p.m. on 6/23/17 – The Elmore County Highway Department completed emergency repairs to Redland Road this evening. As of 10:00 p.m. the road was back open to traffic. The County advises everyone to use caution as they travel this stretch of Redland Road as the repairs were intended to restore essential travel and may need additional work after normal traffic resumes.

The County Commission appreciates the patience of our citizens whose normal travel routes were interrupted today.

 

 

Redland Road closed at U.S. Hwy. 231 to Rifle Range Road – Be ready for detour!

Posted at 3:25 p.m. 6/23/2017 –

Redland Road is closed between U.S. Hwy. 231. and Rifle Range Road until further notice due the heavy rains that we seen over the last several days affecting a bridge approximately 1 mile from U.S. Hwy. 231. Motorists should use Jasmine Hill Road to Willow Springs Road to access Redland Road east of Rifle Range Road. Also, the Emerald Mountain Expressway toll bridge is open.