Muddy roads are slowing traffic and brining repair work to a halt all over Cherokee County.

Deputy Cherokee County Emergency Management Director Nancy Lamb said Monday more than 15 county roads are currently impassable either due to mud or damage done by the recent storms.

“Keep in mind the county lot has advised us there are other roads which are impassable,“ she said. “They can’t close every road.”

Lamb said residents need to use common sense when trying to drive a county road until repairs are made.

“If it’s deep or has ruts or it looks like someone has been stuck before, you’re probably going to get stuck too,” she said. “People need to look at what kind of car they are driving and assess if they should be on the road or not.”

Lamb said Cherokee County Emergency Management has no idea when some of the closed roads may be reopened.

“A lot of the big equipment can’t get down the roads to repair them,” she said, adding the storm forecast for later this week will probably make things worse before they get better.

As of press time monday the National Weather Service is calling for a 60 percent chance of sleet and snow for Thursday, with a possibility of more rain Wednesday.