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County prepares for possible winter weather

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Laclede County ‘s Office of Emergency Management is standing by as it prepares for possible winter weather late Tuesday night into Wednesday.
OEM Director Randy Rowe said they are monitoring the weather and expect the area to receive some snowfall.
“We think it will be wet powder and we’re watching National Weather Service forecasts as well as the National Storm Center forecasts,” he said. “I think the target area, according to those two entities will be south of I-44 unless it slips north, the bigger load will be south of 44 as it comes through our area. It could be 3 to 6 inches. My feeling is 3 or less here in Lebanon, but it’s early. It’s a guess. We’re prepping for the worst and hoping for the best.”
He encourages everyone to put their winter survival kits in their vehicles, top off their tanks with gas. He said people should do shopping today to beat the last minute rush Tuesday.
“This likelihood of power outages due to power lines being compromised is very minimal, this is not going be an ice storm, this will be a wet snowstorm.”

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