DeKalb County Offices, Courthouses Closed Today | The star

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AUBURN – DeKalb County Commissioners announced early this morning that all DeKalb County offices are closed today due to inclement weather.

Offices will reopen on Friday subject to changing conditions.

A travel watch remains in effect for DeKalb County.

“Road conditions make travel difficult, especially on secondary roads,” Commissioner Mike Watson said. “Residents are encouraged to avoid travel if possible and to exercise extreme caution if you must go out. Businesses choosing to remain open should urge employees to exercise extreme caution when traveling to and from work.

On Thursday morning, DeKalb County officials held a conference call to discuss the county’s travel status.

DeKalb County Homeland Security Director Jason Meek recommended elected officials stay at the current orange level for both incorporated and unincorporated areas of DeKalb County.

The elected officials all agree and support this recommendation.

County Commissioners Bill Hartman, Todd Sanderson and Mike Watson participated in the conference call; Auburn Mayor Mike Ley, Butler Mayor Mike Hartman, Garrett Mayor Todd Fiandt and Waterloo City Manager Pam Howard.

“We strongly believe this level is sufficient at this time. For example, some local businesses have already implemented their emergency action plans or have closed,” county officials said in a statement.

“The County Highways, State Highways and Local Streets Departments continue to work on our local streets, roads and highways.

“We will continue to monitor the weather and carry on conversations as needed throughout this storm. Please be safe and only travel if essential.”

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