Despite the snowy weather, Grove P.D. reported that there were only two accidents over the Christmas weekend.
“We had numerous reports of cars in ditches,” Assistant Chief Lt. Dan Hinman said. “But there were only two accident reports filed.”
He said there was a two-car accident at 5:30 p.m. Christmas Eve on South Main in front of Kum and Go, but no one involved was transported to the hospital.
Another weather-related accident occurred on U.S. 59 in front of Grand Outdoors Sunday, Hinman said.
He said one person involved in the two-vehicle collision was injured.
Full reports on the accidents were unavailable as of press time.
Hinman said the snow probably kept a lot of people off the roads.
Many area church services and activities were cancelled, as well.
“The ones who got out were careful and cautious,” he added.
Hinman said the upcoming New Year weekend would be a busy one for his department.
“We will be out in force,” he said.
Officers will be setting up sobriety checkpoints at various places in town, and they plan to arrest anyone who is driving under the influence.
Grove Police Chief Mark Morris added that he would like to encourage citizens not to get behind the wheel if they have been drinking.
“We want everyone to have a safe and fun holiday,” Morris said.
Morris and Hinman both expressed their wish that Grove residents have a Happy New Year.
“We look forward to another great year in 2010,” Morris added.