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Snow shuts down government on Tuesday
Man transported to hospital after slip
Slip on snow
Emergency responders tend to a man who slipped in the parking lot of Lowe's on Tuesday morning.

Snow shut down most government activity on Tuesday.

Among the list of closures include: Warren County Schools, Warren County Courthouse and Warren County Administrative Offices.

Illustrating the dangerous conditions, a man slipped in the snow as he was leaving his vehicle Tuesday morning in the Lowe's parking lot.

"He hit his head," said McMinnville Fire Chief Kendall Mayfield as firefighters assisted EMS employees in responding to the call. "I think he's going to be OK. He was transported to the hospital so he can be checked out."

Weather conditions prompted the cancellation of the monthly meeting of the full Warren County Commission, which was slated to be held Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 6:30 p.m.

“We feel like cancelling this meeting is best for everyone,” said County Executive Jimmy Haley. “It’s a safety issue, given the current weather conditions. We don’t want our commissioners, or anyone else, traveling.”

The meeting was scheduled to be held online via Zoom conferencing. However, some commissioners have been having video and audio difficulties, so they travel to other commissioner’s homes and join the meeting together.

Additionally, Haley says some commissioners are without electricity and internet.

“We have several commissioners without power today,” said Haley on Tuesday. “Given the weather conditions, power outages and the possible difficulties commissioner might have in participating in the meeting, we felt it was best to cancel tonight’s meeting and reschedule it next week.”

Among items on the agenda are the county’s inclusion in the opioid lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies, a salary increase for Convenience Center drivers, and amending the rules regulating the procedures of the Warren County Legislative Body.

The meeting, said Haley, will be rescheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 6:30 p.m.