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Road Conditions Can Slow Emergency Responders, says Fire Chief

Snowy roads throughout Marion County is not only restricting travel by motorists, but also means limited capabilities for emergency responders. Pella Fire Chief Doug Van Gorkom says residents should be cautions with any open flames or heat sources inside their homes, as firefighters may not be able to get to their location quickly in the event of a fire. Van Gorkom says his department works closely with city and county maintenance crews for help in getting to emergency scenes during times of inclement weather.