Henry County Sheriff Josh Frey urged motorists to continue to take care on local side roads after a Thursday ice storm caused slick driving conditions.

The storm prompted the closure of city and county schools, as well as local government offices.

Although some roads seem to have improved, Frey warned many other are still dangerous.

“The Henry County Sheriff’s office is urging citizens to exercise caution while traveling," Frey said in a statement Friday night.

"While the highways in Henry County appear to be improving, there are many iced areas and iced bridges which causes an extreme risk while traveling. Most of the county’s secondary roads are completely iced over.

"The Sheriffs office is requesting motorists to please stay completely off the secondary roads if at all possible. Henry County is expecting more winter weather to move into our area Sunday and Monday which will compound the issues of traveling on the county’s roadways.

"Again, please exercise caution on main highways and please do not attempt to travel on the secondary roads.”

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