Winston County

County working to fix flood damage


Portions of County Road 4033 were washed away in the Helicon area during torrential rains that slammed the eastern portions of Winston County March 17.
WINSTON COUNTY - Although Winston County dodged a bullet when it came to tornadoes during Wednesday, March 17’s severe weather outbreak, flooding rains caused extensive damage, as well as extra costs for the county.

Tax day extended by IRS to May 17

WINSTON COUNTY - The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service have announced that the federal income tax filing due date for individuals for the 2020 tax year will be automatically extended from April 15, 2021, to May 17, 2021. The IRS will be providing formal guidance in the coming days.

All county roads deemed passable but under advisory.

All Winston County Roads have been removed from impassable condition and are now under advisory condition except for County Road 60, according to Winston County Commissioner David Cummings.  County Road 60 remains closed. Unless absolutely necessary, please stay off roads until tomorrow once the sun has come up and melts remaining ice. Please use extreme caution while driving as there may be isolated slick spots on roads and bridges. Also, be aware that trees may continue to fall with the added weight of ice.

Restrictions eased on county roads Tuesday afternoon; CR 60 closed.

The Winston County Roads have been removed from impassable condition and are now under advisory condition.  County Road 60 is closed due to downed trees, stated Winston County Commissioner David  Cummings.  . Please use extreme caution while driving as there may be isolated slick spots on roads and bridges. Also, be aware that trees may continue to fall with the added weight of ice.