Taylor County has fared well when compared to neighboring counties after the storm this week, but there are still some problems, the director of the Office of Emergency Services said.

Mark Knotts said the eastern and northern parts of Taylor County saw up to 18 inches of snow, and downed trees and power lines. Routes 119 and 50 were closed for two days as crews worked to clear the roadways of debris.

Knotts said there are still several secondary roads with trees and power lines blocking traffic. He said they are less-traveled roads in rural areas.

“Some in the northern end of the county on the back roads, state crews haven’t been able to get to them,” Knotts said. “We have made a lot of progress. The DOH has done a tremendous job of clearing the roads for us.”

More than 1,000 Mon Power customers remained without power Friday in Taylor County. An emergency shelter was set up at Grafton High School.

“The power company will probably make some good headway soon,” Knotts said.

Knotts is urging residents to be careful driving on roadways and using generators.

“I’m encouraging everyone to watch out for those down power lines,” he said.

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