Sheriff: No major emergencies reported due to weather

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By Damon Lawrence

Roane County Sheriff Jack Stockton said some of his employees were able to
drive to work Tuesday, but they’ve also had to provide transportation for
some because of the road conditions.

“The office workers, some of those we’ve had to pick up,” he said. “We’ve
been shuffling vehicles in and out, the ones with four-wheel drive and
stuff like that.”

Stockton said the records office opened at 11 a.m. and they plan to close
at 4 p.m. He said the patrol division will still be operating 24/7.

“The emergency calls and routine calls, we’re dealing with them,” he said.

Due to the conditions, Stockton said they try to have two officers in a
vehicle for safety purposes.

“Usually they’re doubled up in this kind of weather,” he said. “In case
they need a backup they have someone with them. It won’t take so long to
get them help.”

Stockton said there hasn’t been any major emergencies so far.

“Everything has been fairly quiet other than fallen trees and road
conditions,” he said. “The hard part has been getting everybody to work.”