Time to Prepare for Possible Ice Storm this Weekend
We've been talking about it about for the last three days and now it looks like it could be reality. Gone are the 60's and 70's we experienced Tuesday and Wednesday and thoughts of early Fall past.
According to information received on Wednesday from Sedalia-Pettis County Emergency Management Director, Dave Clippert, "Friday night Pettis County is fairly close to the northern edge of this system. Saturday night we are right in the middle of it and on Sunday we are in the southern edge of it."
Electric cooperatives have been tracking the storm for several days. Those systems in harm's way have trucks loaded with material and all personnel are on alert. They are prepared to begin repairs as soon as it is safely possible to work.
A long duration winter storm is expected this weekend as precipitation in the form of freezing rain impacts the lower Missouri Valley. The potential exists for significant icing across the area, which will make travel extremely hazardous. Additionally, ice accumulations may lead to downed tree limbs and power outages. Now is the time to prepare!