Sheriff's Office Reminds Not To Fall For Harvest Season Hazards

A reminder for drivers to be cautious during fall harvest season.

Posted: Sep 20, 2020 10:33 PM

A reminder for drivers to be cautious during fall harvest season.

The Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office says local farmers will be moving agricultural machinery along county roadways and drivers should be prepared for machinery to enter or exit a field from the roadway.

Officials say farm vehicles travel under 25 miles per hour and drivers should not attempt to pass slow moving farm equipment unless it is safe and legal to do so.

Another reminder: drivers should remain aware of deer.

Last year alone, officials say there were 196 crashes in Vanderburgh County which involved deer.

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The cold front has come and gone and with it our threat for Severe Weather. However, scattered showers and thunderstorms will continue to affect portions of the Tri-State through the remainder of the evening ahead. In fact, there is a possibility that some of the thunderstorms we see between now and 9PM or so could produce small hail and wind gusts in excess of 40 mph. Anyone planning on attending a football game this evening should make sure an umbrella or poncho is on hand to keep you dry and should anticipate at least some rain delays to occur. The rain should finally exit east of the Tri-State between 10PM and 12AM; it's around that time that wind speeds will again pick up some steam - our northwesterly winds are expected to gust as high as 35 mph at times overnight.
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