DeKalb County Officials Work To Deal With Effects Of Winter Weather

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DEKALB CO., Ala. (WHNT) -- DeKalb County EMA crews are working to deal with the after effects of the winter weather.

Since the storms started moving in, emergency management teams in DeKalb County have been working day and night.

Anthony Clifton is the DeKalb County Emergency Management Director. He says as the snow started coming down, the reports started coming in. "It was very difficult getting responders around," Clifton says, "The Police Department had to work in their four-wheel drive vehicles. The Sheriff's Office had to work in theirs."

Clifton says the storms left much of the county without power. "We have four different electric co-ops here in the county and all of them reported power outages, primarily due to the weight of the snow on the lines," Clifton says.

He says by Thursday afternoon much of the power was back on across the county.

Clifton says as the snow melts EMA crews are working with other departments to get the county back to normal.  "Just pretty much carrying on normal business for this kind of event."