Temperatures dropped overnight in Pulaski County and brought several inches of snowfall with it.
The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department got a bit of a preview for potentially hazardous conditions during this weekend’s accumulation. Pulaski County Sheriff Jeff Richwine says if conditions get bad, they will pair emergency responders with Highway Department vehicles.
“If we run into a medical emergency, we’ve got an EMT there, if it’s something law enforcement needs to take care of, then of course our County Highway guys get us there,” says Richwine.
Vehicles obtained through the U.S. Military’s surplus program – which have proven more capable of traversing hazardous road conditions – may be used in certain rescue situations around Pulaski County.
Meteorologists declared a winter storm watch for the area on Sunday and called for up to eight inches of snow overnight and into Tuesday morning.
The Pulaski County Emergency Management Agency says their preparation largely depends on the severity of the storm.
Pulaski County EMA Director Larry Hoover says they may be using certain resources to help motorists.
“We usually have the REACT group out if it’s going to be a bad storm to assist travelers along the road so that they’re not left stranded out there, number one, and, number two, leaving vehicles in the roadway which hinders the snow-piles,” says Hoover.
REACT is a group of volunteers that assist whenever traffic control is needed.
The Pulaski County EMA says that if motorists become stranded by snow to stay in their vehicles and call for assistance.
A slight chance of snow is currently in the forecast for Pulaski County later in the week.