Smokey Barn News
Sunday February 15, 2015
Robertson County, Middle Tenn.
Severe Weather Coming & A Message From The Mayor
According to the National Weather Service, a winter storm warning remains in effect from midnight tonight until midnight Monday for Robertson County and middle Tennessee. Snow accumulations tonight through Monday evening could reach 6 to 10 inches, according to most weather models.
Accumulating snow tonight into Monday evening will likely cause hazardous travel conditions across the area. Sleet and/or freezing rain may make roads slick with a coating of ice in addition to chances for snow during the day.
Temperatures will be at or below freezing throughout the day Monday with wind chills feeling like single digits.
A winter storm warning means significant amounts of snow with the potential for sleet and ice. This will make travel very hazardous or impossible.
A Message from Robertson County Mayor Howard Bradley
I would like to take this opportunity (first of all) to thank Smokey Barn News for giving me the chance to reach out to the Robertson County community. As this potentially very serious weather approaches us and the middle Tennessee area I want to urge you to exercise extreme caution.
A great deal of snow is anticipated over the next day or so and there could be a lot of ice along with that snow. I want you to know that we will do everything that we can to provide emergency services as we make our way through the next few days but hazardous weather could become an impediment.
I am requesting that unless you absolutely have to be out in a motor vehicle (especially on Monday) that you stay home, stay safe, take care of your family, property and yourself. Keep a special eye out for your animals and those that are elderly or shut-in that might need help in some way. By pulling together we will all get through what could be a potentially very dangerous time.
Let’s think before we act, let’s stay safe and unless you absolutely have to be out in a motor vehicle, I urge you (for your safety and the safety of the community) to remain home.
Message from Emergency Management R.L. Douglas:
This weather event is expected to be the worst since 2003 and it’s not to be taken lightly.They’re predicting several inches of snow and dangerous temps.
People need to stay off the roadways and be prepared for power outages that could last an hour to who knows. Be careful when using any auxiliary heating units within the home to prevent fires.
Leave the water running to prevent pipes from freezing and bring your pets inside due to dangerous temps. Be sure to check on your elderly neighbors and let’s work together to keep everyone safe.
Robertson County Schools are already scheduled to be closed due to Presidents Day on Monday and Parent/Teacher conferences on Tuesday.
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