Woodstock Emergency Officials On Hold For Now

February 7, 2013

in News,Woodstock

Staff Report
While the National Weather Service is predicting a historic blizzard, Woodstock Town Manager Phil Swanson and Woodstock Fire Chief Butch Sutherland are waiting for a more definitive forecast.
Forecasters are predicting as much as two feet of snow and wind gusts of up to 60 mph — the worst weather should arrive in the area Friday afternoon.
No emergency meetings have been scheduled.
“We’re in good shape,” Sutherland said. “I think we’re prepared.”
Swanson said town trucks should start salting the roads around 3 a.m. Friday morning and continue through the day.
Sutherland said the town’s fire trucks are better equipped to handle emergencies in blizzard conditions than they were years ago.
Though driving conditions are predicted to be treacherous, Sutherland said he’s noticed that accidents aren’t as prevalent.
“People seem to drive better in big storms,” Sutherland said.

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