Road Crews Prepare For Weekend System

By: Jeff Gould Email
By: Jeff Gould Email

Road crews are already preparing to deal with whatever comes our way.

WYMT's Jeff Gould was out and about talking with people who say they're trying to finish up Christmas shopping and hoping wet or snowy weather won't interfere.

You might call it the calm before the storm.

The roads are open and the skies are clear.

“In our seven counties, we have 198 people minimum on call, and ready to respond to any kind of weather event that happens to occur,” Sara George said.

Emergency responders also face an increased call volume during storms, but they say driving for the conditions can prevent many accidents.

“You just need to slow down and pay very observant attention on all sides of you while you're driving,” Randy Courtney said.

While the highway department is prepared to deal with the worst, most people say they're not worried about the storm, and they're just trying to finish up some holiday shopping.

“My cabinets are empty at home and I had to come get a little groceries,” Anna Sue Clarke said.

Whatever happens, highway and emergency responders say they're ready to respond.

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