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Springfield City Utilities says it has crews ready to go if we get hit by an ice storm tomorrow night. Spokesman Joel Alexander says poles have been replaced and many trees have been trimmed since the big ice storm back in 2007, hopefully making any cleanup in the future much easier.
The Ozarks is under a Winter Storm Watch starting Wedensday night into Thursday afternoon.
American Red Cross Tips
As we hear more reports about the potential for nasty winter weather across the Ozarks this week, the American Red Cross urges residents to take steps now to stay safe.
“By preparing for winter storms, we can make our families safer and our communities stronger,” Nigel Holderby, Red Cross Communications Officer said. “We can help you and your families create a disaster preparedness plan now, before our community is threatened by dangerously low temperatures, snow, ice and potential power outages.”
As with any disaster, preparation can be the difference between life and death. The Red Cross recommends that individuals and families prepare for winter storms by:
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