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Dyer County under a blizzard warning

Monday, December 24, 2012

The National Weather Service has placed Dyer County under a Blizzard Warning. According to forecasts, the area should begin to see deteriorating conditions after mid-afternoon where rain mixed with sleet and snow will begin to move in. The precipitation is expected to turn to all snow after midnight. In addition, winds will be blowing out of the northeast at 20 to 30 MPH.

The city of Dyersburg issued a weather alert on its Facebook page, advising residents of the following important information:

1. Do not travel, as most state and city roads may be closed.impassable for a short time. You could end up stranded in your car, or your car left stranded on the side of the road.

2. Please do not park your cars on the street sides, so to allow room for the snow plows.

3. Expect a delayed, or even a no response from public safety. You need to be self sufficient and be prepared. Have extra clothing, medications, food and water. Remember that water heaters can provide drinking water.

4. Don not call 311/911 for information, or to report non-emergency events like cable or satellite being out.

5. Check on your neighbors.

The State Gazette spoke with Dyersburg Mayor John Holden on Monday afternoon who said that the city has activated its winter weather emergency plan. All necessary city personnel are on standby and are ready to come in if needed. Holden says that crews will be salting the roads once the event begins and the first areas to be addressed will be major roads and bridges. Holden is continuing to receive regular updates from the Dyersburg EOC and will continue to monitor the situation.

The blizzard advisory warning is set to expire at 9 a.m. on Wednesday.

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3. Expect a delayed, or even a no response from public safety.

From Holdens administration, that about the only true statement in the article.

-- Posted by liveshere on Tue, Dec 25, 2012, at 11:00 AM

@liveshere, I can't decide if you are more like Mr Scrooge, or more like Mr Magoo. The City puts out important information and you just want to find fault.

What a sad person you are.

-- Posted by ukwildcats on Tue, Dec 25, 2012, at 12:33 PM

Lol , yes, please do not call 911 if cable goes out.

-- Posted by Chrisbivens on Tue, Dec 25, 2012, at 2:08 PM

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