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Dale and Coffee Counties Brace for Winter Weather

Today's wet roads could turn even slicker tomorrow
Enterprise Communications Director Jason Wright says Tuesday's weather could turn out better than expected, but the City of Enterprise is taking the necessary precautions to ensure safe roads.
Enterprise Communications Director Jason Wright says Tuesday's weather could turn out better than expected, but the City of Enterprise is taking the necessary precautions to ensure safe roads.
Ozark Public Works Director Steve Price says sand is ineffective in terms of protecting drivers from icy roads, but he says blocking the roads is best for dangerous road conditions.
Ozark Public Works Director Steve Price says sand is ineffective in terms of protecting drivers from icy roads, but he says blocking the roads is best for dangerous road conditions.


In the Wiregrass, many look forward to the rare sight of snow.  But the threat of possible ice in tomorrow's forecast has some cities in Dale and Coffee Counties concerned. 


Enterprise city officials met this morning, making plans ahead of schedule.


"We want to be proactive to try to get ahead of things instead of trying to be reactive, and we met to look at possible areas with bridges that may ice over, [discussing] what we are going to do in the event that they do ice over,” said Jason Wright, Communications Director for the City of Enterprise. 


"We will start putting out sand on certain bridges that would have the potential to ice over.  We're also going to ask residents to use caution," Wright said.


Ozark Public Works Director Steve Price says crews are out fixing any obvious problems, but the city has a different solution for dangerous roads.  “If we have any icy conditions we'll block the roads off where people can't travel those roads. That'll be our solution to that,” Price said.


Although the weather can change, both cities have some strong but not so surprising advice for travelers tomorrow.


“If it is snowing or if there is ice on the roads, stay off the roads, if possible,” Wright warned.


“People need to listen to the law enforcement and the emergency management channels, to what they are saying, and stay off the roads when they're hazardous. That's mainly the way they can protect themselves,” said Price.


Officials also say if you have to be out and about, make sure you take extra time to get where you're going. 


 




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