Marshall County Officials Prepare for Several Days of Snow Possibilities

Northeast Alabama

Snow covers a street in Arab in this January 17, 2013 file photo.

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MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT)-- Officials in Marshall County are preparing for the possibility of two rounds of winter weather.   The first one Monday into the Tuesday and the second on Wednesday.

"We've been talking about this for seven days believe it or not," said Marshall County EMA Director Anita McBurnett.  "By Friday the forecast was looking good.  So preparations were being made all last week."

Arab is one area of Marshall County that tends to get snow when other places come up short on the snow scale.   Arab's fire chief says he is preparing for the worst case scenario.

"We've put on some extra staffing over the next few days in case it does get busy," said Chief Ricky Phillips.  " We will have extra personnel to handle the calls."

He says they will even use their Humvee to get to patients if necessary.

Burnett says it's the system Wednesday that has her concerned.

"Whatever we receive tonight through Tuesday whatever we have on the ground and roadways of course is going to be impacted by that second round.  So that might make our conditions on travel even worse."

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