A Special Weather Statement has been issued for our entire listening area.
Heavy winds have been causing hazardous travel conditions in Christian, Macon, Moultrie, Douglas, Coles, Edgar, Shelby, Cumberland, Clark, Effingham, Jasper, Crawford, Clay, Richland, and Lawrence Counties. The National Weather Service is encouraging all motorists to use caution until the winds decrease.
We also spoke to Effingham Fire Chief Holomy regarding burning with heavy winds. Chief Holomy advised that even though today is a No-Burn Day in Effingham, no one should be burning when winds are high like today’s. He said that on days when burning is allowed but the winds are high, he would suggest no open burns then as well. Chief Holomy stated that in the past when residents have burned while the wind was high, embers from the fires were blown into neighbors yards causing secondary fires.
A wind advisory is in effect for our listening area until 7:00pm this evening.