Madison County EMA prepares for winter weather

Madison County EMA prepares for winter weather

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - With the potential of snow and ice moving into the area on Friday, Madison County emergency officials are on high alert.

Huntsville-Madison County EMA officials say they want to be prepared if winter weather makes its way to the Tennessee Valley.

They're planning a weather briefing Thursday to update local school systems and public safety departments about the possibility for snow.

Right now, their mostly concerned about the threat of icy road conditions Friday night and Saturday morning.

They're encouraging area residents to avoid driving, but if you have to travel, be cautious on the roadways.

"If they do have to get on the roadway, just make sure their tires ar ine good condition," said Scott Worsham, EMA Officer. "Drive a little slower than normal, allow extra stopping distance.  Just some very common sense rules and safety rules if you do have to venture out."

Huntsville's Public Works Director is planning to attend Thursday's weather briefing. That's when he will discuss his strategy to keep the roadways safe during winter weather.

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